‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Star Tyler Blackburn On the Show’s Fandom Versus That of ‘Pretty Little Liars’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Tyler Blackburn attends the premiere of ABC Family

Most younger actors are fortunate in the event that they get to work on one collection with a large following. But Tyler Blackburn is already on his second. After breaking out with Pretty Little Liars, he now stars on Roswell, New Mexico. Here’s what he needed to say concerning the distinction between the 2.

Tyler Blackburn starred in ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘Ravenswood’

Tyler Blackburn attends the premiere of ABC Family's 'Pretty Little Liars' Season 7 on June 15, 2016
Tyler Blackburn attends the premiere of ABC Family’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Season 7 on June 15, 2016 | Tommaso Boddi/WireImage

Blackburn started portraying recurring character Caleb Rivers in Pretty Little Liars Season 1. He was promoted to foremost solid standing with season 3. He additionally obtained his personal spinoff, Ravenswood, which was canceled after one season. (Blackburn was absent for a part of PLL Seasons four and 5 due to this, and was not credited throughout that point.)

Caleb is a “bad boy” who Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson) first meets whereas in search of somebody with hacking abilities. The two are in a romantic relationship for a lot of the collection run. Caleb has a checkered previous (a few of which is revealed in Ravenswood) however proves to be an asset for the Liars as a result of his technical prowess, which rivals that of their adversary, A.

He now stars in ‘Roswell, New Mexico’

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While it has been exhausting for a lot of followers to maneuver on since PLL led to 2017, the solid welcomed the chance to check out new roles. For Blackburn, this occurred pretty shortly. He was solid as Alex Manes within the CW sci-fi reboot Roswell, New Mexico, which he has starred in since its premiere in 2019.

Alex is an air pressure veteran who, like Caleb, has a previous chockful of hardship. He misplaced a part of his leg in fight and has dealt together with his fair proportion of bullying as a result of his sexual orientation. Alex was concerned with one other one of many foremost characters, Michael, who’s an alien.

Blackburn reunited together with his ‘PLL’ co-stars

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During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the celebrities of many former hit reveals have gotten collectively (just about) so as to profit charity and their followers. PLL is among the newest reveals to do such a fundraiser, which befell on May 15, 2020, by means of Cast4Good and LoopedLive for Feeding America.

Blackburn was in attendance, together with Benson, Troian Bellisario (Spencer Hastings), Lucy Hale (Aria Montgomery), Shay Mitchell (Emily Fields), Sasha Pieterse (Alison DiLaurentis), Janel Parrish (Mona Vanderwaal), Ian Harding (Ezra Fitz), and creator Marlene King.

The two fandoms aren’t actually comparable

The moderator, Damian Holbrook, requested Blackburn if coping with the PLL fandom helped him in making ready for that facet of Roswell, New Mexico. “I simply don’t know that many reveals will ever examine to the fandom of Pretty Little Liars,” he replied. After all, individuals nonetheless name him Caleb on the road. “I don’t know that that will ever go away,” he laughed.

Blackburn stated that he appreciated the position of Alex as a result of “it was just so different from Caleb and personal to me in my life,” and that he “didn’t really pay too much attention as far as the fandom.” “But it’s been successful,” he added. “That feels really cool, to be on another show that has success and people liking it.”

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