The Roswell reboot is closer to happening!
The Carina Adly MacKenzie-penned update of the classic series (which was itself based on the book Roswell High) is getting a shot at The CW’s 2018-2019 lineup as it is one of a total of 8 pilots ordered by the young-adult-skewed broadcaster. These possible series also include a potential reboot of Charmed that hasn’t elicited a warm reaction from the original actresses who played the Charmed Ones, despite coming from a good pedigree as it is written by creators from Jane the Virgin.
That total number of pilots can be increased to 9 if we count the Supernatural backdoor pilot Wayward Sisters as part of the mix.
Needless to say, it’s obvious The CW is looking for some new blood. Interestingly, the DC Comics-based Project 13 featuring the character of Traci Thirteen is not picked up to pilot; perhaps there is a future for it on the DC streaming service, where Metropolis was announced today?
Anyway, here’s what could be coming. The CW will be announcing their new schedule in May. Note that we are pointing out which production side these projects are coming from, CBS or Warner Bros., as this could factor into the network decision-making.
Untitled Roswell Project (WB)
After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, 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.
Described as a fierce, funny and feminist reboot of the original series, the drama centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.
Dead Inside (WB)
After surviving an explosion that killed her hotshot detective big brother, an underachieving beat cop starts seeing his ghost, flipping their sibling dynamic on its head and allowing her to truly live her life for the first time, as they work together to help crime victims both living and dead, and figure out the unfinished business keeping his spirit on Earth.
In The Dark (CBS)
A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind- the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.
Skinny Dip (CBS)
Based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen. After her husband tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, a woman teams with a jaded ex-cop to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse, and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process.
Playing Dead (CBS)
A dysfunctional family dramedy about a mortician and his son whose lives are turned upside down when the woman who abandoned them 15 years ago returns and asks them to fake her death.
The End of the World As We Know It (WB)
When a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two young women with bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in The Valley are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals, who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos.
When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.