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New ‘Roswell’ TV series to film in Santa Fe

August 10, 2018

A reboot of the 1999-2002 television series Roswell will film in Santa Fe and Las Vegas, N.M., through the fall.

Some 2,600 New Mexico extras and 90 in-state crew members will work on the production, the state Film Office said.

The one-hour drama will center around a daughter of undocumented immigrants who returns to her hometown, Roswell, the southeastern New Mexico city famous for its association with unidentified flying objects.

Jeanine Mason (Grey’s Anatomy) will star; her character, upon her return home, discovers the secret alien identity of her teenage crush, now a Roswell police officer.

The series is based on the Roswell High young-adult book series, written by Melinda Metz.

The book series was adapted for television in 1999. That series, also called Roswell, ran for three seasons and 61 episodes, filming in California.

Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber in a statement welcomed the production company Warner Bros. Television.

“Warner Bros. in particular has been a long and trusted partner as we’ve built this industry in the region, so we are happy to keep building that partnership and creating jobs in our community,” Webber said.

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