Television Show

The Roswell High series inspired the television show Roswell. The show premiered on The WB on October 6, 1999. After its first season, Roswell was in danger of cancellation but fans sent in tabasco bottles to the WB network as a part of the "Roswell is Hot Campaign". Upon receiving over 6,000 bottles, Roswell was renewed for a second season. The show aired on the WB for two consecutive years and then moved to UPN for its third and final season.

The first episode of the show followed Roswell High: The Outsider closely. As the show developed, the plots and characters went in completely different directions than the book series. After season one, the show took a more science fiction approach and introduced many new characters and enemies to the series. In 2002, Roswell, after its third season, was cancelled but it still continues to live on in the hearts of many faithful fans.

In January of 2019, a second television show called Roswell New Mexico aired on The CW.

Cast and Crew

Executive Producer:
Jason Katims

Ronald D. Moore
Thania St. John
Gretchen J. Berg
Aaron Harberts

Patrick R. Norris
Paul Shapiro
Jonathan Frakes

Jason Behr as Max Evans
Shiri Appleby as Liz Parker
Majandra Delfino as Maria DeLuca
Brendan Fehr as Michael Guerin
Colin Hanks as Alex Whitman
Katherine Heigl as Isabel Evans
William Sadler as Sheriff Jim Valenti
Nick Wechsler as Kyle Valenti
Emilie de Ravin as Tess Harding
Adam Rodriguez as Jesse Ramierz

All three seasons of Roswell have been released on DVD and can be purchased either online or at most stores. The entire series is also available for instant play at

Show Based Books

A number of books based on the television show have been released. With a variety of different authors, the books offer additional adventures and plots that supplement the television show. In addition to fiction, some non-fiction books have been released as well. Unfortunately, many of the Roswell books are no longer in print and are being sold for over 200 dollars on the internet. The final Roswell book, and the last book of a two-parter finale, has been summarized for fans unable to gain a copy.

The fictional books are listed on this page in the chronological order that they should be read:


Loose Ends by Greg Cox
No Good Deed by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Little Green Men by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Shades by Mel Odom

Skeletons in the Closet by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin

Dreamwalk by Paul Ruditis

Quarantine by Laura J. Burns

A New Beginning by Kevin Ryan

Nightscape by Kevin Ryan

Pursuit by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin

Turnabout by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin


Crash Into Me: The World of Roswell by Robyn Burnett

Roswell High Times: An Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide by Keith Topping

Meet the Stars of Roswell by Samantha Calderone

Roswell Links - The most well-known fansite, with forums at

Roswell Oracle - A very extensive fansite with loads of hidden information, a store, and fanfiction - Another dedicated website and message board community

theDefiniteDreamerDictionary - A Max/Liz shipper site, with loads of screencaps

Roswell High Wiki - Wikipedia page for Roswell High books

Blast From the Past
Unfortunately, many of the best Roswell sites are no longer active, such as mmmGraphics and Silver Skyes. If you know of a great Roswell resource not already listed, please email me at See below for links to old Roswell websites that are no longer updated.

Just Another Random Roswell Webpage
Anti Tess League
Roswell: I Shall Believe
A Night on the Town
Early Roswell High Fansite