The BBC has acquired Roswell, a 22 x 45-minute US series produced by Regency Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television, writes Tim Dams. Marking the BBC's first acquisition from
The BBC has acquired Roswell, a 22 x 45-minute US series produced by Regency Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television, writes Tim Dams. Marking the BBC's first acquisition from the LA Screenings earlier this year, it will air on BBC 2 in autumn 2000. Taking as its starting point the supposed alien crash of 1947 in New Mexico, the series follows a 'what if' scenario of three alien survivors who are brought up by local families and grow into normal teenagers, albeit with special powers. Controller of BBC programme acquisition Sophie Turner Laing said: 'With the launch of series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, BBC 2 has grown a broad base of loyal fans who enjoy quality and smart fantasy drama.'