Roswell Reboot Casts Grey's Anatomy's Jeanine Mason!

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According to Deadline, Grey's Anatomy's Jeanine Mason has landed the lead role on The CW's Roswell reboot

The series recently scored a pilot order from the young-skewing network and joined the eight other pilots vying for a spot on the 2018-2019 schedule. 

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The official logline for the series 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."

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"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."

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The series certainly sounds like a drastic departure from the 1999 series that was based on the same Roswell High book by Melinda Metz. Leaving the classroom behind should make for a more mature take on the series. 

The Originals writer Carina Adly MacKenzie will pen the script, while The Originals creator Julie Plec will be attached to the series as an executive producer. 

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Plec is also on board to direct the pilot. 

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Mason landed a recurring role on Grey's Anatomy Season 14 as Dr. Sam Bello. The character was part of the latest slew of interns, and she had an unlikely connection to DeLuca. 

If you watch Grey's Anatomy online, you will know that both characters shared a past, and seem to be making up for it in every supply room around Grey Sloan Memorial. 

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If the Roswell reboot goes to series, there's a good chance their love story will come to an abrupt conclusion. 

Mason shot to fame after winning So You Think You Can Dance Season 5, and her acting career kicked off shortly after.

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The CW confirmed earlier this week it would be expanding to six nights of programming in the fall. It makes sense now that the network has ordered a record nine pilots. 

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Grey's Anatomy continues March 1 on ABC. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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