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The Roswell reboot lands a pilot order at The CW

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Like various ’50s spaceships that probably never actually existed—no matter what Tom DeLonge might tell you—the Roswell reboot has officially touched down. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the series—a recreation of a three-season ’90s drama about alien teenagers and their attendant raging alien hormones—has scored a pilot order at The CW. Written by The Originals’ Carina Adly MacKenzie, the new series has a reportedly political tint to it, with the heroine, the daughter of undocumented immigrants, returning to her hometown, only to find out that her childhood crush is an illegal alien on a whole other order of magnitude.

Roswell isn’t the only sci-fi alien infiltration show the network grabbed for itself today, either; there’s also The End Of The World As We Know It, based on a book of the same name by Iva-Marie Palmer. The series centers on two down-on-their-luck pizza servers who stumble onto a conspiracy of alien criminals operating in L.A., and find themselves tasked with trying to bring it down.


Other pilot pick-ups today include Playing Dead, a new addition to the tried-and-true dysfunctional mortician family dramedy genre, Skinny Dip, about a woman seeking vengeance on her husband after he tries to kill her, Spencer—a high school football drama carrying the Greg Berlanti seal of approval—and In The Dark, about a “flawed and irreverent blind woman” trying to find her friend’s killer.

These new shows join a few other projects the network already picked up this year; there’s the Charmed reboot, for instance, and the Supernatural spinoff Wayward Sisters.

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