'Roswell: New Mexico' Season 1: Is Max risking it all just for Liz to find out the truth in new 'Risk' trailer?
Max wants to tell the truth to Liz, but his siblings are not ready yet to give away their secrets in the alien world of humans
The CW has been revealing some clips of their upcoming reboot, 'Roswell: New Mexico', and the latest trailer, named 'Risk', in a way frames the basic plotline of the show. Picking up from the original 1999 show, 'Roswell', the reboot is set to star Jeanine Mason as Liz Ortecho, the daughter of undocumented immigrants, and Nathan Parsons as the alien-human hybrid, Max Evans, Liz's teenage sweetheart.
The show is set to follow Liz, who returns to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, as she discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush, Max, 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.
The latest trailer, a lot like the Truth trailer and sees Max revealing his true identity to Liz but this time he does it by showing her a glimpse of their past. It can be derived from the clip that Max almost reveals his true identity to Liz when he touches her to show her their past. Liz immediately realizes that she always knew Max but couldn't really figure out how. With Max revealing their past, she is now suspicious of his real identity. Max's siblings are adamant about not revealing themselves and warn Max about seeing Liz forbidding him to pursue her anymore.
Fans are already quite upset about the reboot since the '90s show was quite a trend-setter in its time. 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. However, the reboot is more centered around current political turmoils such as immigration, and instead of seeing the characters as teenagers — which was the coolest part of the '90s show — this time they are grown up adults with responsibilities.
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.
Watch the trailer below: