Roswell, New Mexico is an upcoming American television drama series, developed by Carina Adly MacKenzie for The CW, to debut as a mid-season entry during the 2018–19 season on January 15, 2019. The series is the second television adaptation of the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz and is a re-imagining of The WB/UPN drama series Roswell (1999–2002).


After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers her teenage crush is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect, but when a violent attack points to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him.



  • Jeanine Mason as Liz Ortecho, a jaded biomedical researcher and the daughter of undocumented immigrants.
  • Nathan Parsons as Max, a natural born leader and dedicated Roswell police officer who has kept his true identity a secret for years.
  • Lily Cowles as Isobel, an alien who keeps her true identity a secret by living her life with grace and enthusiasm.
  • Michael Vlamis as Michael, a troubled but brilliant alien who survived a traumatic childhood and is trying to find a way to escape Earth.
  • Tyler Blackburn as Sgt. Alex Manes, a military veteran with his fair share of physical and psychological trauma. Alex prepares to abandon his dream and the possibility of a future with the man he loves to succumb to his father's expectations.
  • Michael Trevino as Kyle Valenti, the son of the town sherriff, who learns about horrible things that have happened in his family's past.
  • Heather Hemmens as Maria, Liz's former best friend, who is a socialite and oblivious to the existence of aliens.
  • Karan Oberoi as Noah Bracken, Isobel's charming, devoted husband who senses a secret in his wife.



Images No. in season Title Air Date Director Writer
1 Pilot January 15, 2019 Julie Plec Carina Adly MacKenzie
2 So Much For the Afterglow January 22, 2019 Tim Andrew Eva McKenna & Carina Adly MacKenzie
3 Tearin Up My Heart 2019 Geoff Shotz Rick Montano & Vincent Ingrao
4 Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? 2019 TBA Chris Hollier & Sabir Pirzada
5 Don't Speak 2019 Jeffrey Hunt Adam Lash & Cori Uchida
6 Smells Like Teen Spirit 2019 Tim Andrew Eva McKenna & Carina Adly MacKenzie
7 I Saw the Sign 2019 Paul Wesley Miguel Nolla & Chris Hollier
8 Barely Breathing 2019 Rubba Nada TBA
9 Songs About Texas 2019 Shiri Appleby Sabir Pirzada & Carina Adly MacKenzie



In January 2018, The CW ordered the show to pilot, with Julie Plec set to direct. Production companies involved with the pilot include Amblin Entertainment, Bender Brown Productions, CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television. The CW ordered the show to series on May 11, 2018.


On February 16, 2018, Jeanine Mason was cast in the lead role of Liz Ortecho. In early March, the rest of the cast was filled out, with Nathan Parsons, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens and Michael Trevino joining as Max, Isobel, Alex Manes, Maria and Kyle Valenti, respectively, with Karan Oberoi being cast in the final series regular role of Noah Bracken on March 27, 2018. Trevor St. John was cast in a recurring role as Alex's father on March 12, 2018.


Filming for the pilot took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Production on the pilot begin on March 14, 2018, and ended on March 30, 2018.

The rest of the episodes will begin filming on August 13, 2018 and will take place in Las Vegas, New Mexico and Santa Fe, New Mexico.



  • The series was already picked up for The CW on May 11, 2018.
  • It was originally produced by Regency Television and 20th Century Fox Television and switch to CBS TV Studios and Warner Bros. Television for the reboot.


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