Could Roswell do what Charmed couldn’t and be the first WB Network show to get a reboot on The CW?
The Originals writer Carina Adly MacKenzie, who also penned the Flash episode “The Once and Future Flash” earlier this year, is writing and executive producing a modern take on the 1999-2002 WB series that ended up on UPN for its fourth and final season. The project is a co-production of Warner Bros. Television, Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions, with Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Lawrence Bender, and Kevin Kelly Brown also among the executive producers.
Here is the timely logline for the update that was reported by the trades this afternoon:
After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, NM, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: He’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, 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 threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.
Roswell was based on the original book series Roswell High by Melinda Metz. We are assuming that such a project would be in development for the 2018-2019 TV season, and may be getting ahead of ourselves by suggesting that it’d fit perfectly with Supergirl, just saying. Stay tuned for more developments as they become available.