Plot: Living among the citizens of the infamous New Mexico city of Roswell are some who are not there by choice. They are there to follow a destiny given to them by the members of their dying race, a race that they are someday destined to save. This is the background behind the WB series “Roswell”. Max Evans, Isabel Evans and Michael Guerin are teenage humans with extraordinary gifts – gifts that are “not-of-this-earth”. They are human/alien hybrids, sent here to complete their destiny. Their counterparts have already perished in a war of attrition, thus one day, they will return to their home planet and save their race. Before a fateful day in 1999, the teens hid their gifts. The event that forever changed their lives was when Max healed Liz Parker (a classmate) after she was fatally shot in the stomach in a dispute between two customers at the restaurant where she waitresses. A close relationship then develops between Max and Liz. Central to the first season were the relationships between the hybrids and their human companions. That focus has shifted during the drama’s second season. “Roswell” is now distinctly a science-fiction show built on the relationships between humans and aliens.

Rating:  TV-14

Creator: Jason Katims

Episode Runtime: 42 minutes 

Network: The WB and UPN

Distributors:  The WB Television Network, UPN

On TV: 1999-2002 (3 Seasons – 61 Episodes)


Patrick R. Norris
Paul Shapiro
Jonathan Frakes
David Semel
David Nutter
Bruce Seth Green
Allan Kroeker
Frederick King Keller
Bill L. Norton
James Whitmore Jr.
James A. Contner
Rodney Charters
Lawrence Trilling

Jason Katims
Ronald D. Moore
Thania St. John
Gretchen J. Berg
Aaron Harberts
Toni Graphia
Russel Friend
Garrett Lerner
Breen Frazier
David Simkins
Jon Harmon Feldman

Executive producer – Jason Katims
Co-executive producer – Ronald D. Moore
Executive producer – Lisa J. Olin
Executive producer – Kevin Kelly Brown
Executive producer – Jonathan Frakes
Co-producer / producer – Tracey D’Arcy
Supervising producer / producer – Carol Dunn Trussell
Associate producer – Agatha Warren
Co-producer / producer – Gretchen J. Berg
Co-producer / producer – Aaron Harberts
Co-producer / producer – Christopher Seitz
Consulting producer – Toni Graphia
Co-executive producer – Thania St. John
Executive producer – David Nutter
Co-producer – Fred Golan
Producer – John Heath
Consulting producer – Jon Harmon Feldman
Producer – Barry Pullman
Co-producer – Emily Whitesell
Co-producer – Russel Friend
Co-producer – Garrett Lerner
Consulting producer – David Simkins
Co-producer – Lisa Klink

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Roswell Alien/Human Files

Liz Parker

Played by: Shiri Appleby
Species: Human

Max Evans

Played by: Jason Behr
Species: Hybrid

Isabel Evans

Played by: Katherine Heigl
Species: Hybrid

Michael Guerin

Played by: Brendan Fehr
Species: Hybrid

Tess Harding

Played by: Emile de Ravin
Species: Hybrid