Roswell, New Mexico is an upcoming American television drama series, developed by Carina Adly MacKenzie for The CW, to debut during the 2018–19 season. 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.




  • Trevor St. John as Jesse Manes


Images No. in season Title Air Date Director Writer
1 Pilot 2019 Julie Plec 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 be filmed 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 20th Century Fox Television and switch to CBS TV Studios and Warner Bros. Television for the reboot.

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