5 more faces have been added to the cast of the upcoming “Roswell” reboot. Nathan Parsons (“True Blood”), Lily Cowles (“BrainDead”), Michael Vlamis (“New Girl”), Tyler Blackburn (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Heather Hemmens (“If Loving You Is Wrong”) have been cast as series regulars, alongside Jeanine Mason in a lead role, reports Deadline.
Like the original, the reboot is based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz, with the synopsis of the story per the below:
Reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, NM, Liz Ortecho (Mason), a jaded biomedical researcher and the daughter of undocumented immigrants, is haunted by a tragic incident. She discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: He’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.
Character-wise, the breakdowns of each new cast member are as below:
Parsons will play Max, a natural born leader and dedicated Roswell police officer who has kept a secret for years, concealing his origin and unearthly abilities.
Cowles will portray Isobel. Polished and restrained, Isobel wasn’t meant for small-town life, but she lives it with all the grace and enthusiasm she can muster in order to keep her true origins a secret.
Vlamis is Michael. Troubled but brilliant, he survived a violent childhood and now is secretly driven to find a way to escape Earth and the humans who have failed him, to return to a mysterious home he’s never known.
Blackburn is Sgt. Alex Manes. Returning home from the Middle East after experiencing his fair share of psychological and physical trauma, Alex aims to adhere to his father’s expectations, abandoning his dreams and the possibility of a future with the man he loves.
Hemmens will play Maria, Liz’s fun, free-spirited former best friend and social media maven who is oblivious to the realities of Roswell.
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