Roswell, New Mexico (TV series)

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Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico key art.jpg
Promotional image for Roswell, New Mexico
Based on Roswell High
by Melinda Metz
Developed by
  • Carina Adly Mackenzie
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 40-43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network The CW
Related shows Roswell

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 television season. The series is the second television adaptation of the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz.


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.

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Jeanine Mason as Liz Ortecho, a jaded biomedical researcher and the daughter of illegal immigrants.[1]
  • Nathan Parsons as Max, a natural born leader and dedicated Roswell police officer who has kept his true identity a secret for years.[2]
  • Lily Cowles as Isobel, an alien who keeps her true identity a secret by living her life with grace and enthusiasm.[2]
  • Michael Vlamis as Michael, a troubled but brilliant alien who survived a traumatic childhood and is trying to find a way to escape Earth.[2]
  • Tyler Blackburn as Sgt. Alex Manes, a military veteran with his fair share of physical and psychological trauma. Alex prepares to abandon his dreams and the possibility of a future with the man he loves to succumb to his father's expectations.[2]
  • Michael Trevino as Kyle Valenti, the son of the town sheriff, who learns about horrible things that have happened in his family's past.[3]
  • Heather Hemmens as Maria, Liz's former best friend, who is a socialite and oblivious to the existence of aliens.[2]
  • Karan Oberoi as Noah Bracken, Isobel's charming, devoted husband who senses a secret in his wife.[4]



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"[9]Julie PlecCarina Adly Mackenzie2019 (2019)TBATBD
2"So Much For the Afterglow"[10]Tim AndrewEva McKenna & Carina Adly MacKenzie2019 (2019)T48.10102TBD
3"Tearin' Up My Heart"[11]Geoff ShotzRick Montano & Vincent Ingrao2019 (2019)T48.10103TBD



In January 2018, The CW ordered the show to pilot, with Julie Plec set to direct.[12] Production companies involved with the pilot include Amblin Television, Bender Brown Productions, CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television (previously produced from Regency Television and 20th Century Fox Television). The CW ordered the show to series on May 11, 2018.[13]


On February 16, 2018, Jeanine Mason was cast in the lead role of Liz Ortecho.[1] 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.[2][3][4] Trevor St. John was cast in a recurring role as Alex's father on March 12, 2018.[5]


Filming for the pilot took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Santa Fe, New Mexico.[14] Production on the pilot begin on March 14, 2018,[15][16] and ended on March 30, 2018.[17]

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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (February 16, 2018). "'Roswell': Jeanine Mason Cast As the Lead Of the CW Reboot Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Petski, Denise (March 5, 2018). "'Roswell': Nathan Parsons, Four More Cast In the CW Reboot Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Roots, Kimberley (March 6, 2018). "Roswell Reboot: The Vampire Diaries' Michael Trevino Joins Pilot Cast". TVLine. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 27, 2018). "'Roswell' Casts Karan Oberoi; Max Jenkins Joins 'Most Likely To'". Deadline. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 12, 2018). "'Roswell' Casts Trevor St. John; Megan Ferguson Joins 'Mixtape'". Deadline. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  6. ^ Johnston, Rich (July 23, 2018). "'Roswell, New Mexico' Crash-Landed Into San Diego with a Sold-Out Secret Event". Bleeding Cool. 
  7. ^ Highfill, Samantha (August 1, 2018). "The Originals star Riley Voelkel joins Roswell, New Mexico". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 1, 2018. 
  8. ^ Sarner, Lauren (June 14, 2018). "Father/daughter duo are among rare Native American actors in Hollywood". New York Post. Retrieved August 2, 2018. 
  9. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 30, 2018). "'Roswell' Reboot Among Six CW Pilot Pickups". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  10. ^ Mason, Jeanine [@itsjeaninemason] (August 9, 2018). "It's happening people. Episode 102! #Roswell NM 👽💚" (Tweet). Retrieved August 9, 2018 – via Twitter. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 30, 2018). "'Roswell' Reboot, Projects Produced By Greg Berlanti & Rob Thomas Among 6 CW Pilot Orders For Record Total Of 9 Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (May 11, 2018). "The CW Picks Up 'Charmed' & 'Roswell' Reboots, 'TVD'/'Originals Offshoot, 'In The Dark' & Greg Berlanti Pilot To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 9, 2018). "Pilot Locations 2018: New York Business Booming, Chicago Gains As Atlanta Slips". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  15. ^ MacKenzie, Carina Adly (March 13, 2018). "You guys. We roll camera on cowboys and aliens tomorrow. Holy shit. #Roswell". Twitter. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  16. ^ MacKenzie, Carina Adly (March 14, 2018). "Extraordinary first day spent in the company of extraordinary women. Our exec producers, director, first AD, scripty, coordinating producer, network exec, camera operator, actresses, assistants -- you are so inspiring. #Roswell. Dudes were also present doing dude stuff". Twitter. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  17. ^ Blackburn, Tyler (March 30, 2018). "The end". Instagram. Retrieved July 8, 2018. 

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