'Roswell: New Mexico': Max reveals his human side to teenage sweetheart Liz in new 'Human' trailer
Max has revealed his secret to his teenage sweetheart but his alien family is not ready to let the truth about themselves out
Aliens seem to be the trend for 2019, and Max Evans is probably going to steal some hearts as the most charming alien ever. Played by 'General Hospital' actor, Nathan Parsons, Max is the love interest of the protagonist, Liz Ortecho, who will be played by Jeanine Mason in the upcoming reboot on The CW, 'Roswell: New Mexico'. Coming from writer Carina Adly MacKenzie ('The Originals'), the show is based on Melinda Metz's book 'Roswell High' and will probably pick up where the original Jason Katims-created drama left, back in 2002.
The description of the show reads, "After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants 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."
It continues: "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.”
In the latest trailer, 'Human', we get to see a very human side of Max, who is trying hard to hide his family's secret from Liz. Although she promises to protect his secret with utmost sincerity, Max's siblings and family are not prepared to let their secret out just yet.
Although the show claims to be picking up with Max and Liz as adults, fans are not quite up for yet another reboot of an old favorite. A fan reluctantly commented on Twitter, "This show is just a repeat of the show of younger coming of age teens that ended just a few short years ago and it seems the storyline will change as well even just a little is too much, why not pick up the first one where it left off instead of making an all-new one."
The original, 'Roswell', had Shiri Appleby as the teenage Liz and Jason Behr as Max, and it mainly followed up on the incidents of the '50s which had gripped the nation by a paranoia against the extraterrestrial, and Roswell's story about the aliens was the last blow in the conspiracy.
Hopefully this time, the story will be able to divert from its base as it is bringing in a star-studded cast to tell a fairly old tale. Along with Mason and Parsons, the cast also includes Heather Hemmens, Jessica Treska, Michael Trevino, and Michael Vlamis, who will take up the roles of Maria, Isobel, Kyle, and Michael, respectively.
The show is being executive produced by Julie Plec and Lawrence Bender. With Plec also set to direct the pilot episode, it will involve production companies such as Amblin Television, Bender-Brown Productions, CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television (previously produced from Regency Television and 20th Century Fox Television). 'Roswell, New Mexico' airs on The CW on January 15.