Roswell, New Mexico Casts The Originals' Claudia Black

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Another actor from The Originals is headed to Roswell, New Mexico!

According to TV Line, Claudia Black will appear on the upcoming reboot as Max (Nathan Parsons) and Isobel's (Lily Cowles) adoptive mother, Ann Evans. 

Claudia Black Promotes Containment

Black appeared on The Originals Season 2 in a recurring role as Dahlia, the villainous aunt to the Mikaelson siblings on the hit drama series. 

She went on to appear on fellow CW drama, Containment in a series regular role, but that series was canceled after just one season. 

Related: Roswell, New Mexico Adds The Originals Grad Riley Voelkel

Black's appearance on Roswell, New Mexico marks her first TV role since 2016. The series is slated for a midseason launch on the young-skewing network. 

Claudia Black Promotes Containment For The CW

"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," reads the official logline of the drama series. 

"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."

Black is not the first actor from The Originals to show up on the new series. Parsons played the series regular role of Jackson, while Riley Voelkel is also on board. 

Michael Trevino Smiles

Michael Trevino also appeared on The Originals Season 1 as his The Vampire Diaries character, Tyler. 

The cast is rounded out by Jeanine Mason, Michael Vlamis, Heather Hemmens, and Trevor St. John.

Despite being a reboot of a popular series, the first impressions of the trailer and an advance screening of the series premiere garnered a positive reaction from fans. 

It's not often that reboots are being hailed as worthy successors to the original series, but time will tell whether it stands the test of time. 

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Remember you can watch The Originals online right via TV Fanatic. 

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