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Roswell, New Mexico is a supernatural science fiction mystery drama television series that premiered on The CW on January 15, 2019. The series is written by Carina Adly MacKenzie and directed by Julie Plec.[1]

The television series is based on the Roswell High young adult science fiction book series.

On April 24, 2019, The CW renewed Roswell, New Mexico for a second season,[2] which aired from March 16 to June 15, 2020. On January 7, 2020, the series was renewed for a third season,[3] which premiered on July 26, 2021.[4]On February 3, 2021, the series was renewed for a fourth season which is expected to premiere in 2022, during the 2021-22 season.


After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: He's an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.



Series overview

Season No. of episodes Originally aired Time slot Average ratings
First aired Last aired Rating
Viewers (millions)
1 13 January 15, 2019 April 23, 2019 Tuesdays 9/8c 0.3 1.06[5]
2 13 March 16, 2020 June 15, 2020 Mondays 9/8c 0.1 0.67[6]
3 13 July 26, 2021 October 2021 Mondays 8/7c TBD
4 TBA 2022 TBA



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 series was ordered to series from The CW 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 began on March 14, 2018, and ended on March 30, 2018

Filming for the remaining twelve episodes began on August 13, 2018 and took place in Las Vegas, Nevada and Santa Fe, New Mexico.



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