SANTA FE ― New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the “Untitled Roswell Project,” a new pilot for Warner Bros. Television / Palladin Productions LLC, will begin principal photography in mid March through the end of March in Albuquerque.
“We’re excited to welcome another production highlighting New Mexico’s unique history,” Film office Director Nick Maniatis said. “With strong tools, infrastructure, as well as unique stories and landscapes, New Mexico is a perfect location for any production.”
The production will employ 90 New Mexico crew members and approximately 800 New Mexico background talent.
The “Untitled Roswell Project” is produced by My So-Called Company, Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Carina Adly MacKenzie (“The Originals”) wrote the pilot script and serves as executive producer along with Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”), Justin Falvey (“The Americans”), Darryl Frank (“The Americans”), Lawrence Bender (“Pulp Fiction”) and Kevin Kelly Brown (“Roswell”). It is based on the Roswell High book series, written by Melinda Metz.
Starring Jeanine Mason (“Gray’s Anatomy”), Nathan Parsons (“The Originals”), Michael Vlamis, Lily Cowles (“BrainDead”), Michael Trevino (“The Vampire Diaries”), Tyler Blackburn (“Pretty Little Liars”), Heather Hemmens (“Hellcats”), the “Untitled Roswell Project” is the story of a daughter of immigrants who, after reluctantly returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, 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.