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Roswell, New Mexico: See the Trailer for the CW Reboot

The trailer for The CW midseason drama Roswell, New Mexico is finally here! Developed, produced and written by The Originals’ Carina Adly MacKenzie and directed by Julie Plec, the Roswell reboot is based on the original Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz, originally adapted for Jason Katims’ WB/UPN series from 1999-2002. Check out the extended promo which debuted at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.

More than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist. Roswell native Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) left it all behind 10 years ago, after the death of her beloved older sister, Rosa. But with her father ailing, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with him.

When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans (Nathan Parsons), her teenage crush who is now a Roswell police officer. Their chemistry is instantly electric. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings, Isobel (Lily Cowles) and Michael (Michael Vlamis) As the two grow closer after a decade apart, Liz finds it difficult to keep the truth from her best friend, Maria De Luca (Heather Hemmens), and her trusting high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino). Also hiding their extraterrestrial origins are Isobel and Michael, with Isobel not even revealing the truth to her husband, Noah (Karan Oberoi), and Michael keeping his identity hidden beneath a bad-boy exterior of hard living and casual hookups. Meanwhile, a long-standing government conspiracy spearheaded by Master Sgt. Jesse Manes (Trevor St. John), along with the politics of fear and hatred that run rampant in Roswell, threatens to expose Max and his family, and could endanger his deepening romance with Liz…as well as their lives.

Roswell, New Mexico stars Jeanine Mason (Bunheads, Grey’s Anatomy), Nathan Parsons (The Originals, General Hospital), Michael Trevino (The Vampire Diaries), Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), Heather Hemmens (Hellcats, If Loving You Is Wrong), Trevor St. John (Containment, One Life to Live) and Karan Oberoi. Roswell, New Mexico is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions, with executive producers Carina Adly MacKenzie (The Originals), Chris Hollier (Once Upon A Time), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (The Americans), Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction) and Kevin Kelly Brown (Roswell).

What are your thoughts on the trailer? Are you excited for the new series?

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