Officials hope to draw ‘Roswell’ to film in show’s namesake for season 2

New Mexico News

“Roswell, New Mexico,” the TV series has been renewed for a second season on the CW. Locals who are fans of the show are wondering what can they expect, and where will it be filmed this time. 

The show just wrapped up its first season in April.

“I saw every, every episode. We were big nerds about it here,” said Catherine Martinez.

The ’90s reboot centers around a woman who discovers her boyfriend is secretly an alien, but it wasn’t shot there in the city it’s based on.

“It’s about Roswell, New Mexico. I don’t know why they wouldn’t?” said Martinez.

Rather, it was largely filmed Albuquerque and Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Keen-eyed viewers will notice the obvious signs. Some scenes appear to be shot on Central Avenue in Albuquerque, with the U.S. eagle building in the background.

“We feel like the step-child of New Mexico sometimes,” said Lisa Reinecke-Hirstob.

“It is Roswell. I mean, you can’t get any more authentic than that, you know, so I really think it needs to be something that they do down here,” said Alan Trever.

City officials are singing the same tune, and with the help of the Economic Development Corporation, they’re trying to attract the show to the area to shoot its second season at the Roswell Film Studio just outside city limits.

“We would definitely love for them to come and film even clips, or pieces, trailers, anything here at the film studio and downtown Roswell,” said Honey.

The studio is sprawled across 120 acres, fenced in with a green screen and set workshops. That—coupled with the state’s 30% refundable film tax credit—they say it’s a no-brainer.

“All of our tourists and people that come to Roswell to see the UFO museum and tour around—they’re watching the show. We definitely need to make sure that they’re seeing the same thing on the show as they’re seeing here in Roswell,” said Honey.

The city of Roswell says it’s also trying to get someone from the cast come out for the town’s annual UFO Festival in July.

It’s not too late to catch up on the first season of the series of the CW show, as it’s now streaming on Netflix.

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