Jeanine Mason lands lead role in Roswell reboot

Meet the lady leading the way in the CW's upcoming Roswell reboot

Deadline confirms that Jeanine Mason has scored the lead role in the potential series' pilot episode. 

Mason portrays Liz Ortecho, a "jaded biomedical researcher and the daughter of undocumented immigrants," who reluctantly packs her bags and heads back to her tourist-trap of a hometown, Roswell, New Mexico. Still haunted by the lingering pain of a past tragedy, Liz makes a shocking discovery about someone from her younger years: Her teenage crush, now a police officer, is actually an alien who has kept his extra-terrestrial identity hidden throughout his entire life. Liz promises to keep his secret safe, but as the two rekindle their relationship and begin to unravel the truth of his origins, they're hit with complications. Violent attacks and a complex government cover-up hint that there are even more aliens living on Earth, and if the masses ever learn of the creatures' presence, their hatred and fear could expose him and destroy his romance with Liz for good. 

Based on Melinda Metz' Roswell High book series, the Roswell reboot is a reimagining of the 1999 sci-fi series that also took inspiration from the author's source material. The original show featured Shiri Appleby as Liz Parker, Jason Behr as Max Evans, Katherine Heigl as Isabel Evans, Nick Wechsler as Kyle Valenti, William Sadler as Sheriff Jim Valenti, Emilie de Ravin as Tess Harding, Adam Rodríguez as Jesse Ramirez, Brendan Fehr as Michael Guerin, Majandra Delfino as Maria DeLuca, and Colin Hanks as Alex Whitman. 

The Originals writer Carina Adly MacKenzie penned the script for the pilot episode, which Julie Plec directs. MacKenzie, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Lawrence Bender, and Kevin Kelly Brown executive produce.

Mason currently holds a recurring role on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, in which she plays Dr. Sam Bello. The starlet previously appeared as a series regular on ABC's Of Kings and Prophets. Her other television credits include Bunheads, You're the Worst, Awkward, Major Crimes, NCIS: Los Angeles, Big Time Rush, and Daytime Divas. Outside of her acting career, Mason is also a talented dancer, having won season five of Fox's competition series So You Think You Can Dance.