Cue Dido’s “Here With Me”! Roswell‘s legacy still looms large, two decades later.
The series is based on the Roswell HighMelinda Metz’s YA books debuted October 6, 1999. Shiri appleby, Majandra Delfino, Colin Hanks Nick WechslerHigh school students in Roswell, New Mexico who were friends with a trio teenage alien-human hybrids. Katherine Heigl, Jason Behr Brendon Fehr. Tension ensued as the human teens tried to keep their new friends’ alien origins a secret while a government investigation threatened to expose them all.
The show aired for two seasons on The WB, one on UPN before it aired its final season on May 14, 2002.
15 years later, The CW ordered a pilot to reboot the franchise. Roswell, New Mexico. The new series, which premiered on January 15, 2019, recast main characters as adults. Jeanine Mason’s Liz — now the daughter of undocumented immigrants — returning to Roswell only to discover that her teenage crush, Nathan Parsons’ Max, is an alien.
If anything has stayed the same between the original series and the reboot, it’s the series’ love for a romance plot.
“I love love stories. I love love stories that aren’t always super easy. There is definitely romance this season. Tragic romance is still romance,” former showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzieSubmitted Us WeeklyExclusively ahead season 2 of The CW’s March 2020 show.
Appleby had previously raved about the reboot in an exclusive interview with Appleby in February 2018.UsShe was thrilled for the story’s continuation.
“I heard! I can’t wait for them to call me to direct an episode. I can’t wait to direct it,” Appleby she said with a laugh. “Jason Behr and I are back in touch and really close, and we’re actually looking for something to work on together. I don’t know if it’s Roswell or anything else, but I am excited to direct in the reboot.”
The actress has achieved her dream. After directing the March 2019 episode “Songs About Texas,” she helmed the 2020 installment “What If God Was One of Us,” which included her former costar.
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