'Roswell, New Mexico', CW's new show brings aliens into your home

(WVLT) -- Roswell, New Mexico has always been buried in mystery since a mysterious discovery by a rancher in the summer of 1947.

When unidentifiable debris was found in a sheep pasture, officials from the local Air Force base asserted that it was a crashed weather balloon.

However, many still believe it was the remains of an extraterrestrial flying saucer.

A new show premiering on the CW, "Roswell, New Mexico," hopes to bring back its history with a spin on the book series and previous television show.

WVLT's Heather Haley had the chance to sit down with the stars of the new show to learn more about this new science fiction reboot.

The female lead, Jeanine Mason, describes her passion for the show because of its history.

"I'm a nerd and I like to just know everything. Primarily, too, because I knew how much people loved it, so I wanted to see what the magic was that they brought to it," said Mason.

The curiosity from one of the show's stars is good news for viewers as the first season quickly reveals layers of fascinating and dramatic intrigue.

Nathan Dean Parsons, the male lead in "Roswell, New Mexico," known for his work in the soap opera General Hospital, explains the connection he has to his character, Max Evans.

"I'm so excited to further explore now that Liz (Mason) is back in town. As adults now, we have 10 years of all this history - this life just that happens. And we get to work our way through that back to each other," said Parsons.

The show is sure to capture the hearts of all sci-fi nerds, especially with the lights, sights and sounds being used to draw you in.

"That's been so fun, the effects side of the show. It's so crazy the stuff that's being done," said Mason.

"Roswell, New Mexico" premiered January 15 on the CW and received positive reviews on social media.

You can check out the show for yourself on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW Knoxville, WBXX.