AUTHOR’S NOTE: There seems to be some confusion based on the headline that this is the definitive Roswell revival. This is not the case. This article does not claim that B+T is a true revival, but rather a spiritual successor to the show. Remember that as you read/share this article – THE WOE STAFF
Ever since Roswell went off the airwaves back in May 2002, it’s become something of a pop culture phenomenon that continues to live on to this day. With numerous shows getting revival series events, movies, and even comic book continuations, Roswell has been one of those shows that fans have wanted to see continue dating as far back as to the day of its series finale.
Last year, at the ATX Television Festival, there was a reunion involving the majority of the Roswell cast that brought up the topic among the fans of a revival or even a movie. Their voices have been heard… sort of.
Throughout 2016, actress Majandra Delfino has been dropping cryptic tweets regarding her character, Maria DeLuca, and her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Michael Guerin (Brendan Fehr), who happens to be one of the Roswell aliens.
In mid-June, Majandra began dropping hints about a project known as “#BandT” on Twitter. She hinted at a project involving the infamous Vasquez Rocks formation, which was a key setting throughout Roswell’s run. She then posted random, cropped photos of two individuals standing beside the Vasquez Rocks. Yesterday, she followed up her cryptic tweets by a photo of her and Brendan Fehr standing in front of the rocks with the website “baronandtoluca.com”.
But what exactly is Baron and Toluca?
Instantly, many fans of the show, including myself, wondered if it was some sort of Roswell revival or a spin-off.
If you go to the website, you’re met with a splash page with this caption:
IT’S NOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK
Immediately, this shoots down the idea that it’s a Roswell revival. However, if you click on the text, it re-directs you to another page with this caption:
BUT IT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED
Beneath that, is a full shot of Fehr and Delfino standing in front of the Vasquez Rocks. The picture also has the title of the show “B+T” and “2017” on it.
Beneath the photograph is this caption:
The story is written, the pieces in place. The rest is up to you…
This is followed by the Netflix logo urging fans to “Tell Netflix You Need B+T.”
If you click on “You Need B+T,” it re-directs you to a third page, with a plot synopsis of what the show is about.
Life begins to imitate art, when Baron and Toluca find themselves in a familiar part of New Mexico
Despite their torrid past, they team up in a frantic attempt to unravel a paranormal mystery threatening to kill them both
Here’s hoping they figure it all out in time…if they can just keep from killing each other first…
If you’re wondering, yes, the names “Baron” and “Toluca” sound awfully similar to “Guerin” and “DeLuca,” the last names that Fehr and Delfino played on Roswell.
It should also be noted that if you go to the official B+T Twitter Page, the account lists its birthday as “1947,” the year of the Roswell UFO Crash.
While it’s not quite a true Roswell revival, it comes across as a spiritual successor that should appeal to the fans. While Max and Liz were arguably the most popular paring on the series, Michael and Maria were my favorite, so it’ll be good to see them re-unite after all this time. And who knows? Perhaps there will be cameo appearances by other former Roswell cast members.
If you want to see this show, Delfino & Fehr encourage fans to tweet “@netflix – the people have spoken! Give us the show B+T!!!! @baronandtoluca http://www.baronandtoluca.com #NETFLIXforBandT” every Saturday until the show is picked up by the streaming giant.
Also, be sure to check out the show’s website and their Twitter accounts, provided below.