Roswell, New Mexico adds two new stars and one should be very familiar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 20: Actor Gaius Charles attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 20, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 20: Actor Gaius Charles attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 20, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) /
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Roswell, New Mexico isn’t returning until midseason, but The CW just released some exciting casting news about a familiar face coming back to the show!

We’re still quite a ways off from the Season 2 premiere of Roswell, New Mexico. But this weekend, at the CW series’ New York Comic-Con panel, the cast and crew revealed some exciting casting news!

Entertainment Weekly reports that Gaius Charles, who previously starred in Friday Night Lights and Grey’s Anatomy, will join the show in a recurring capacity as Bronson. His character is described as being a local farmer with a strong moral center.

Perhaps the most surprising announcement is that Jason Behr will also be joining the cast in a recurring role. If you watched the 1999 Roswell, then that name should ring a bell. Behr played Max Evans in the original series.

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No word yet on what role Behr will be playing on the series. It looks like the cast and crew are keeping it tightly under wraps. All we know is his character will have “deep ties to Roswell, New Mexico’s history.”

Interestingly, the old Max Evans is joining the series when the new Max Evans (played by Nathan Dean Parsons) is dead as of the Season 1 finale. Although I doubt Max is permanently killed off, is it possible that Behr will play another version of the character?

Honestly, I doubt it. I think that would be too confusing for casual viewers. Plus, showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie has been clear about wanting to keep the two series separate and distinct.

Additional casting news for the upcoming season includes Justina Adorno from Grand Hotel and DCTV’s Cassandra Jean Amell. Amell’s character will be appearing in a series of flashbacks as an alien refugee named Louise. Adorno will portray the sharp-tongued character, Steph.

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What do you think about Jason Behr’s casting? Are you looking forward to the return of Roswell, New Mexico? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Roswell, New Mexico, will be part of The CW’s upcoming midseason lineup.