Roswell, New Mexico Adds Original Series Star Jason Behr in 'Top Secret' Role

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Worlds are about to collide on Roswell, New Mexico.

Original Roswell star, Jason Behr, has joined the cast of The CW reboot.

The news was revealed during the show's New York Comic-Con panel, but we don't know who he will be playing at this stage. 

Jason Behr Attends Brunch

We do know that he will recur throughout the forthcoming second season.

“We’re very excited that Jason will be joining us for a multi-episode arc,” executive producer Carina Adly MacKenzie said in a statement.

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“It’s only fitting that he’s playing a (currently top secret) character with deep ties to Roswell, New Mexico’s history."

"Working with him has already been such a special experience for all of us, particularly when [Roswell co-star] Shiri Appleby was on set to direct him."

Jason Behr Attends Benefit

"I was such a huge fan of Roswell as a kid, so having their stamp of approval –– not to mention their expertise and advice –– has really meant the world to me, the cast, and the crew.”

Jason played the original Max Evans on the WB/UPN drama series. He starred opposite Appleby. The latter returned to direct another episode of the show's second season. 

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The series has also added Gaius Charles to the cast. The actor is probably most well-known for his turn on Friday Night Lights as Smash Williams. 

Gaius Charles Attends NBC Press Day

He will play Bronson, “a local farmer with a strong moral compass that leads him to see the good in people — and aliens — in a time of great prejudice."

"Ultimately, his quest to protect those he loves pits him against forces far more powerful than he is.”

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Added executive producer Chris Hollier, “When we were looking at a way to instantly have our audience be invested in a 1947 storyline, we couldn’t think of a better actor than Gaius Charles to create a character to hook into."

"We feel so lucky that he agreed to come help us tell this lyrical story within a story.”

Gaius Charles Attends Press Day

What are your thoughts on these new additions to the cast?

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The series is slated to return in 2020. 

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

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