'Roswell' Reboot in the Works at The CW

Roswell reboot in the works at The CW with Trump-era twist

Roswell reboot in the works at The CW as sci-fi immigration drama

Fifteen years later, The CW is looking to bring Roswell back. The story focuses on the daughter of an undocumented immigrant who returns home to New Mexico and reconnects with her high school crush, who is now a police officer. Television, Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions.

In addition to her work on The Originals, MacKenzie has also written for the CW series The Flash. While staying in town, she helps protect his secret while investigating his origins, but the alien presence on Earth is far larger than they knew, and, according to Variety, "the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance" as a government cover-up and violent attack come into play.

The reboot is being spearheaded by The Originals producer Carina MacKenzie, and will emphasize themes of immigration and assimilation more heavily than the previous version of the story.

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The CW has put in development Roswell, an hourlong reimagining of the 1999 series. Brown and Lawrence Bender executive produce via their Bender Brown Prods, alongside Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV.

Roswell originally ran for three seasons, with the first two airing on The WB before moving to UPN for its final season from 1999 - 2002. With showrunners like Friday Night Lights' Jason Katims and Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore, and cast members like Katherine Heigl, Colin Hanks, Emilie de Ravin, Nick Wechler, and Shiri Appleby amongst its numbers, it transcended its teen drama roots to become something greater.

The CW is now in a script development deal for a "Roswell" reboot and Carina Adly MacKenzie has been tapped as the writer and one of its executive producers. The drama explored topics including forbidden love.

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