Deadline is reporting that Trevor St. John is the latest name to join the cast of the upcoming CW reboot pilot of Roswell.
The pilot will have us following Liz Ortecho, the daughter of undocumented immigrants who reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico. There she 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.
Trevor St. John (whose credits include Youthful Daze and Containment) will be playing the role of Master Sgt. Jesse Manes. Stubborn and set in his ways, Sgt. Manes inherited a military legacy of the alien cover up, but now plans to eliminate them entirely. Carina Adly MacKenzie will be writing the script, as well as executive producing alongside Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, as well as Lawrence bender and Kevin Kelly Brown.