‘Roswell’ TV series gets reboot

New Mexico News

“Roswell” the television series from the late ’90s that centered around the New Mexico city best known for aliens and UFOs, is getting a reboot.

From the looks of it, however, not much of the show is actually being filmed there.

TV viewers are getting their first glimpse of the CW’s new show, “Roswell, New Mexico.” It’s a re-boot of the 1999 show “Roswell,” and is based off of the Roswell High book series.

It centers around a woman who discovers her boyfriend is an alien, but has kept the truth a secret.

“I think itโ€™s a fun idea. You never really know who you’re going to run into every day, so I guess it’s possible. Gives a little bit of interest to our town,โ€ said Chris Lahaye of Roswell. 

It’s set in Roswell, but if you look closely, a lot of it looks an awful lot like Albuquerque.

Some people think one of the shots shows Central Avenue, along with the U.S. Eagle Building, Albuquerque’s tallest building. 

โ€œIt didn’t seem like a lot of the landmarks were from Roswell,โ€ said Renee Ferguson, a Roswell visitor. 

“We were hoping that they would come here and do some filming, but we’re just glad that they did some filming in the state of New Mexico,โ€ said Juanita Jennings.

Jennings is with Roswell’s Tourism Department. She said any branding is a benefit to the city.

“People come here for the aliens, that why they come to the city of Roswell, and so the whole plot and it going back to 1947 and the crash, what an opportunity for us to capitalize on, so we’re excited,โ€ said Jennings.

The New Mexico Film Office says the production employed 90 New Mexico crew members and about 800 New Mexico background talent.

An official release date has not been released.

“I’m excited to see how it turns out, I think it’s cool,โ€ said Gillian Taylor of Roswell. 

KRQE News 13 reached out to the New Mexico Film Office, they said they couldn’t comment on the series just yet.

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