‘Roswell’ Reboot Heads to CW With Immigration Focus

Project adapts Melinda Metz’s book series “Roswell High”

A “Roswell” reboot could be landing at The CW.

The network and Carina Adly MacKenzie (“The Originals”) are developing an updated version based on Melinda Metz’s “Roswell High” book series.

The reboot will be a drama series centering on a daughter of undocumented immigrants returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, and learning that her teenage crush is not only a police officer but also a secret alien. She keeps his identity under wraps, although the drama involving a government cover-up threatens their burgeoning romance.

MacKenzie is writing and executive producing the series from Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based on Metz’s 10-book series that led to the original TV version of “Roswell,” which launched nearly two decades ago.

Also executive producing are Justin Falvey, Amblin’s Darryl Frank, Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown. Brown was an EP on the original series.

“Roswell” debuted on The WB in October 1999 and moved to UPN for the third and final season. It was created by Jason Katims and starred Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr and Katherine Heigl.

This is the latest project in the reboot trend that includes such in-development shows as ABC’s “The Jetsons” and NBC’s “The Munsters.”