The TV drama “Roswell,” which included future stars Katherine Heigl, Shiri Appleby and Emilie de Ravin among its cast, was initially canceled after its first season in 1999, but the show’s young fans saved it by sending scores of mini bottles of Tabasco sauce to The WB.
There was a passionate following for the tale of (literally) star-crossed romance and strange happenings in the New Mexico town famed for a UFO crash. The show continued on, moving to UPN for its third and final season, which ended in 2002.
Now there’s a chance that “Roswell” will rise from the ashes again.
The CW is currently in a script development deal for a “Roswell” reboot and Carina Adly MacKenzie has been tapped as the writer and one of its executive producers. Still based on Melinda Metz’s book, “Roswell High,” it will focus on immigration issues.
What The CW has revealed about the plot so far is that the daughter of undocumented immigrants returns to Roswell and uncovers the truth about her teen crush, who has become a police officer. Turns out, he’s an alien who has successfully kept his special abilities hidden. She keeps his secret as the two work together to learn more about his origins and their romance rekindles, but everything is disrupted when a violent attack and a government cover-up unveil a greater alien presence on Earth. The two must fight to keep together and his secret safe.
The CW is waiting for the completion of the script before it makes a final decision on whether the project will move forward, so if you love “Roswell” you may want to start tucking some Tabasco sauce away.
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