Karan Oberoi (Notorious) has been tapped for a series regular role in the CW pilot Roswell, a reboot with an immigration twist of the cult sci-fi series. Written by The Originals scribe Carina Adly MacKenzie and directed by Julie Plec, the reimagined Roswell, like the original, is based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz. It hails from Amblin TV, Bender Brown Prods and Warner Bros. TV. Reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, Liz Ortecho (Mason), a jaded biomedical researcher and the daughter of undocumented immigrants, is haunted by a tragic incident. 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. Oberoi will play Noah Bracken, Isobel’s (tbd) sexy, charming and devoted husband who senses a secret in his wife that’s starting to tear them apart. In addition to Roswell, Oberoi has just booked a recurring role on the upcoming second season of Starz’s spy thriller Counterpart. Oberoi will play Osman, a young, fast-rising interrogator within the Office of Interchange. Oberoi is repped by The Kohner Agency and Stokes Management.
Max Jenkins (High Maintenance) has booked a series regular role in ABC comedy pilot Most Likely To, from Diablo Cody, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Cody and directed by Pam Fryman, Most Likely To centers on Liz Cooney (Lesli Margherita) and Markie McQueen (Yvette Nicole Brown). In high school, Liz had everything and Markie had nothing. Twenty years later, they’re reunited under the same roof as single moms and unlikely housemates. Jenkins will play Dante Almanzar, a stylish, fabulous and fun gay man who works at Markie’s salon as a hairdresser and is the perfect friend when she needs to vent. Jenkins most recently recurred on HBOs High Maintenance, and was a series regular on Mysteries of Laura for two seasons. He’s repped by APA.
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