Trevor St. John

Trevor St. John, who starred on The CW’s series ‘Containment’ may be returning to the network.  St. John will appear in the pilot for the network’s reboot of ‘Roswell’ as Master Sgt. Jesse Manes, who is described as “Stubborn and set in his ways, Sgt. Manes inherited a military legacy of the alien cover up, but now plans to eliminate them entirely.”  He will presumably be the father of Sgt. Alex Manes, played by Tyler Blackburn.  This is Alex’s character description:

After experiencing his fair share of psychological and physical trauma and aims to adhere to his father’s expectations, abandoning his dreams and the possibility of a future with the man he loves.

On the original series, Colin Hanks starred as Alex Whitman and it is believed that Alex Manes is a modified version of the same character, but with a few obvious twists.  For starters, the characters are older on this version, so Alex is a veteran with PTSD and is gay.  On the original, Alex had a father, played by Ted Rooney, but he was not a major part of the show.  It sounds as though St. John’s character will play a much larger, antagonistic role.

St. John has had a lengthy career beginning when he was a child on ‘One Life to Live’.  And of course, there was ‘Containment’ which only lasted one season.  He has also appeared on many TV shows like ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘The Mentalist’, ‘CSI: Cyber’, and ‘The Fosters’.  He has also appeared in a few films like ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, ‘The Kingdom’, ‘Dark Skies’ and ‘Tarzan’.

St. John joins Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino, Heather Hemmens, Michael Vlamis, and Lily Cowles.

The new ‘Roswell’ was created by Carina Adly MacKenzie who penned the pilot and will serve as showrunner if The CW orders ‘Roswell’ to series.  Julie Plec will direct the pilot.  MacKenzie, Plec,Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Lawrence Bender, and Kevin Kelly Brown will executive produce.  Brown was also an EP on the original show which was created by Mark Katims and ran on The WB and then the UPN from 2000-2002.  Both shows are based on the book series ‘Roswell High’ written by Melinda Metz.

Source: Deadline