Julie Plec will direct and executive produce The CW’s “Roswell” reboot pilot ordered last month.
If the network picks up the series, Plec, who co-created The CW hits “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” will stay on to executive produce under her My So-Called Company production banner.
The pilot will follow the daughter of undocumented immigrants as she returns to her touristy hometown of Roswell, N.M. She discovers that her high school crush-turned-police officer is actually an alien who has been hiding his other-worldly abilities for years. She agrees to keep his secret and the two reconnect, but a violent attack stands to expose him and disrupt their growing love.
Carina Adly MacKenzie wrote the pilot, based on the “Roswell High” book series by Melinda Metz that also inspired the Jason Katim show that ran from 1999-2002 on The WB and UPN. Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Lawrence Bender, Kevin Kelly Brown will also executive produce alongside Plec. Brown was an executive producer on the original series.
Plec’s show ‘The Originals” is entering its final season on The CW Friday, April 20, at 9:00-10:00 pm. ET/PT. She recently directed an episode of the network’s hit “Riverdale,” and was showrunner on the network’s popular “The Vampire Diaries.”
The “Roswell” pilot is one of nine the networked ordered this season, a new high for The CW.