Roswell TV Reboot in the Works at CW

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No word yet on when the show will return, but we do know the updated series will be keeping things current by taking on a very different, very timely issue: The protagonist is the daughter of undocumented immigrants.

The original Roswell series, produced by Regency Television and 20th Century Fox Television, was developed for Fox and was based on the YA book series Roswell High by Metz and Laura J. Burns.

Amblin Television, Bender Brown Prods, and Warner Bros.

Deadline reports the reimagining is written and produced by Carina Adly MacKenzie (The Originals), and is created to "reflect the realities of its location in a state bordering Mexico".

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In addition to her work on The Originals, MacKenzie has also written for the CW series The Flash. (Both would eventually write for the TV series.) The drama revolved around high school students in the town of Roswell, the site of a UFO incident in 1947. But when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred will threaten to expose him and destroy their burgeoning romance. It starred Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Brendan Fehr, Emilie de Ravin, Majandra Delfino, Nick Wechsler, Colin Hanks, Adam Rodriguez and William Sadler.

A reboot of the 1999 series is in early stages of development at The CW, EW has confirmed. An original producer on the 1990s series, Kevin Kelly Brown, is involved in the reboot - but aside from Brown it's a fresh creative team.

Bender Brown just completed production on the drama series Seven Seconds for Netflix. Amblin TV is finalizing a deal with Apple for a series order to an Amazing Stories reboot via Universal TV.

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