“Grey’s Anatomy” actress Jeanine Mason has scored the lead role in the pilot for CW’s “Roswell” reboot.
Amblin TV, Bender Brown Productions and Warner Bros. TV are producing the new take written by “The Originals” scribe Carina Adly MacKenzie and directed by Julie Plec. Once again it is based on the “Roswell High” book series by Melinda Metz.
The new version offers an immigration theme to the story. In the new version a jaded biomedical researcher, and the daughter of undocumented immigrants, is haunted by a tragic incident.
She 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.