Fans at The CW's panel for Legacies got their first look at another CW legacy when Roswell, New Mexico dropped its new trailer during the presentation.
This new trailer is our best look yet at what's to come and, as previously reported, it looks like the reboot will be moving away from the original series' storyline while also reintroducing certain aspects of the original Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz. Liz's last name has been changed back to the original Ortecho and her character is Latinx as in the books but she also has undocumented parents, which makes the show very much a story for now.
The main elements of the original series are there, as well. Max, Isobel, and Michael are aliens who have been living in Roswell and working hard to pass as human. Liz discovers the secret after she's shot and Max saves her life with his special powers. What definitely gives the show a more updated feel is the diversity of the cast both racially and sexually, but fans of the original Roswell should recognize a lot of the characters.
Jeanine Mason (Grey’s Anatomy) will star as Liz Ortecho while Max is played by Nathan Parsons (Once Upon A Time). The rest of the cast includes Michael Vlamis (New Girl) as Michael, Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars) as Alex Manes, Michael Trevino (The Vampire Diaries) as Kyle, Heather Hemmens (If Loving You Is Wrong) as Maria, and Lily Cowles (BrainDead) as Isobel.
The series will be written by Carina Adly Mackenzie (The Originals) while Julie Plec (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries) will both direct and executive produce.
Can Roswell, New Mexico capture the original fans while bringing in new ones? From the look of the trailer, there's certainly enough going on to intrigue people when Roswell, New Mexico premieres in the mid-season.
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(via TV Line)