The first trailer for Roswell, New Mexico is here. Every small town has a story. And this town's story has a UFO and some aliens in it. The CW had a big presence at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, showcasing the upcoming seasons of their Arrowverse shows, as well as Supernatural and Riverdale. However, they came with at least one surprise up their sleeve in the form of a trailer for the upcoming Roswell reboot. This is a very modern, extra dramatic take on the series that looks right in line with the sort of shows that have done very well for the network in recent years.
The trailer deals with the famed alleged UFO that crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico all those years ago in 1947. It centers on three aliens who survived the crash and eventually resurface but in disguise. While there are still elements of mystery at play here, the footage isn't shy about showing off the aliens. The series will mainly focus on several aliens who are disguised as humans living among the residents of the otherwise unassuming town and the drama that comes along with that. Based on the trailer, there is quite a bit of drama that comes along with such a situation.
Roswell, New Mexico is a reimagining of the science fiction teen drama about aliens living amongst humans in perhaps the most famous town when it comes to UFOs in history. The original series was relatively short lived, running from 1999 to 2002 on The WB and later on UPN. The show featured a couple of showrunners like Friday Night Lights' Jason Katims and Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore who would go on to find great success. The cast featured the likes of Katherine Heigl, Colin Hanks, Emilie de Ravin, Nick Wechler, and Shiri Appleby.
This reboot features Jeanine Mason (Grey's Anatomy), who stars as Liz Ortecho, with Nathan Parsons (Once Upon A Time) as the alien Max. Their forbidden relationship will be the crux of the show's drama, as evidenced by this first footage. The rest of the cast includes Michael Vlamis (New Girl) as Michael, Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars) as Alex Manes, Michael Trevino (The Vampire Diaries) as Kyle, Heather Hemmens (If Loving You Is Wrong) as Maria and Lily Cowles (BrainDead) as Isobel.
Roswell and the reboot are based on the Roswell High young adult novel series written by Melinda Metz. There are ten novels in total, which were published between 1998 and 2000. Roswell, New Mexico is written by Carina Adly Mackenzie Julie Plec of Vampire Diaries fame on board to both direct and executive produce. The network has yet to announce an exact premiere date for the reboot just yet, but it will be part of the 2018/2019 mid-season lineup. Be sure to check out the first trailer for Roswell, New Mexico, courtesy of The CW YouTube channel, for yourself below.