Shiri Appleby announced that she’s getting behind the camera this fall for not one – but for two shows.
As earlier reported, she will direct an episode for The CW’s re-imagining of “Roswell”. “Roswell, New Mexico” is based on the “Roswell High” books by Melinda Metz and Laura J. Burns. The series premieres on the network during the 2018-2019 mid-season. Shiri mentioned in her latest Instagram Live video that she already saw the pilot. (Learn more about The CW show here.)
If you are interested in watching the pilot episode before the series debut, you’ve got the chance to attend a first screening of the “Roswell, New Mexico” at New York Comic-Con 2018. (Please read more on Crashdown.com: Roswell, NM – Pilot To Premiere At #NYCC 2018)
The second show is “Perfectionists” – the Pretty Little Liars spin-off.
Thanks to Twitter this directing job will happen. After the announcement that Shiri will get on the director’s chair for “Roswell, NM”, PLL fan Sophia wrote a #femalefilmmakerfriday support tweet (we did not care that it was already Saturday, too) and suggested to get Shiri on board to direct an episode of the spin-off. Shiri and Marlene King were tagged and Shiri replied with excitement to this tweet: “I’d love to direct an episode. Liz Allen was a directing mentor of mine and directed the pilot. What do you say @imarleneking?? 🌟”
“Liz Allen shot the hell out of the #PLLPerfs pilot.” wrote the showrunner and she added ”I can’t wait to share it w you @ShiriAppleby! And we can/should discuss 🎬” “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” is coming to Freeform in 2019. A teaser trailer is available on YouTube.
Shiri wrote on Facebook: “I’m so beyond excited and grateful for all the support I’ve received from everyone. Widening your lane doesn’t come easy and I can’t wait to give these new adventures my all!! X” Please head on over to Shiri’s official Facebook page and read her full message here.
Shiri teased in her latest Facebook post, that she has lots of great stuff in store. We can’t wait to learn more about the show her production company sold earlier this year and we are looking forward to seeing her in front of the camera in a fun new project, too. As earlier reported, Shiri has a directing project, as well. For The CW’s “Roswell, New Mexico”, she is going to direct an episode in October.
While we are waiting for more news and information on her latest and upcoming projects, please make sure to follow Shiri on her official social media sites: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!! It was the end of an incredible summer and I’m so grateful to spend time with so many great friends these past few days.
School year starts tomorrow and I’m ready to get the kids set up so this momma can get back to work. I have lots of great stuff in store that I can’t wait to share with all of you!!
When asked about the The CW’s plans to bring a new version of “Roswell” back on TV, Shiri Appleby said in February that she can’t wait for them to call her to direct an episode. Now she confirmed that she will sit in the director’s chair for one episode of The CW’s re-imagining.
Shiri replied to a fan on Twitter and revealed the news when she told him what’s up for her next. She said: “I’m going to direct an episode of Roswell in October and on the hunt for the next great role! Thanks for the support! 👽”.
“Roswell, New Mexico” is a re-imagining based on the “Roswell High” books by Melinda Metz and Laura J. Burns. Writer and executive producer Carina Adly MacKenzie is the showrunner of this new show which will debut on the network during the 2018-2019 mid-season. “Roswell, NM” is not a reboot of the TV series by Jason Katims. This particular project is a re-imagining with a different storyboard picking up on ‘Roswell High’‘s source material. The original actors are not involved in this project. The CW show will add immigration as a main theme in the alien drama.
Shiri surely can’t wait to direct again. On #femalefilmmakerfriday in July she shared a picture with the capture: “My happy place! Can’t wait to get behind the camera and direct again!! 🎥” We can’t wait to see the episode Shiri directed.
On July 18th, 2018 the fourth season dropped on Hulu by surprise. If you were wondering, if the show will soon air on Lifetime, as well here is an update by the streaming platform.
They wrote in a reply on Twitter: “Hulu here! We just wanted to chime in to clarify that we’ve picked the show up for a fourth and final season – since it’s now a Hulu Original that means you can only catch it on our service.”