Roswell, New Mexico is a re-imagining based on the “Roswell High” books by Melinda Metz and Laura J. Burns. Writer and executive producer Carina Adly MacKenzie is the showrunner of this new show which first aired on the network during the 2018-2019 mid-season.
Roswell, NM is not a reboot of the TV series by Jason Katims.
While a “revival” or “reboot” can be a straight up continuation with some familiar faces on screen yet done in a way to appeal new people or even a prequel, this particular project is a re-imagining with a different storyboard picking up on ‘Roswell High’‘s source material.
The original actors are not involved in this project.
Even so, Shiri Appleby’s name will pop up on screen once. The actress announced that she is going to sit in the director’s chair for one episode in October 2018. Apart from producer Kevin Kelly Brown, who was on board of the original show, new people are working on “Roswell, NM” – behind and in front of the camera.
The CW show added immigration as a main theme in the alien drama.
On November 12th, the mid-season schedule was announced. “Roswell, New Mexico“ will premiere on Tuesday, January 15th behind “The Flash”.
Photo: Official Promotional Photo, The CW