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.
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, which aired from March 16 to June 15, 2020. On January 7, 2020, the series was renewed for a third season, which premiered on July 26, 2021.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.
- Jeanine Mason as Elizabeth "Liz" Ortecho
- Nathan Dean as Max Evans
- Michael Vlamis as Michael Guerin
- Lily Cowles as Isobel Evans
- Tyler Blackburn as Alex Manes
- Heather Hemmens as Maria DeLuca
- Michael Trevino as Kyle Valenti
- Trevor St. John as Jesse Manes
- Karan Oberoi as Noah Bracken (starring season 1; special guest starring season 2)
- Amber Midthunder as Rosa Ortecho (guest starring season 1; starring season 2)
|Season||No. of episodes||Originally aired||Time slot||Average ratings|
|First aired||Last aired||Rating
|1||13||January 15, 2019||April 23, 2019||Tuesdays 9/8c||0.3||1.06|
|2||13||March 16, 2020||June 15, 2020||Mondays 9/8c||0.1||0.67|
|3||13||July 26, 2021||October 2021||Mondays 8/7c||TBD|
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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- Season 1 (2019) - Ratings - List of Roswell, New Mexico episodes
- Season 2 (2020) - Ratings - List of Roswell, New Mexico episodes