One of the more timely recent reboots of an old television show is Roswell, New Mexico, which takes the “aliens hiding among us” idea of the original Roswell series and puts an immigration spin on it. The second season returns Monday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Here’s how to watch if you don’t have a cable subscription.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the CW on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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The CW (live in select markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most new episodes up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
The CW (live in select markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new episodes and specials available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include the CW (live in select markets). The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 Preview
When we last saw the Roswell, New Mexico gang, Noah (Karan Oberoi), with some help from a mind-controlled Isobel (Lily Cowles), had kidnapped Max (Nathan Parsons) and then put Max and Isobel in their pods to use as leverage for when the aliens arrived to take them back. Michael (Michael Vlamis) showed up and got Noah’s attention long enough for Max to escape and kill Noah.
The next day, Michael and Isobel explored Noah’s hideout and found Liz’s (Jeanine Mason) missing sister Rosa (Amber Midthunder) in his pod. They got Max to use his powers to bring her back, but the finale ended with Liz showing up to discover her sister alive and Max apparently dead.
Now, the second season picks up fairly quickly after the first season finale. In the episode description of the season two premiere, titled “Stay (I Missed You)”, Liz is torn between the heartbreak of losing Max and her joy at having her sister back. She decides to focus on moving herself and Rosa out of Roswell. Meanwhile, Michael struggles with Max’s death in his own self-destructive way, and Isobel works on honing her alien powers. But Rosa might have the most trouble of anyone, as she begins to experience weird side effects from her resurrection.
Then in episode two, titled “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space,” Michael avoids facing the truth about his mother by trying to help Maria (Heather Hemmens), who is struggling with her own family crisis. And Rosa turns to Kyle (Michael Trevino) to learn the truth about what happened to her the night she died.
Finally, in episode three, titled “Good Mother,” Jason Behr from the original Roswell guest stars alongside Kayla Ewell and Riley Voelkel. Ewell plays Nora, one of the original aliens involved in the spaceship crash in 1947, and Voelkel plays Cameron, who shows up looking for answers about Max.
Behr’s character is being kept top secret, but creator Carina Adly Mackenzie revealed at New York Comic Con last fall that the actor, who played Max in the original series, will be around for “at least four [episodes],” according to Deadline.
“I was sitting and watching him work and thinking, I can’t believe he’s here. It’s been an extraordinary experience,” said Mackenzie, adding that his “top secret character” has “deep ties to Roswell, New Mexico’s history.”
And in a fun tidbit, one of his episodes will be directed by Shiri Appleby, who played Liz to Behr’s Max in the original series.
Roswell, New Mexico season two premieres Monday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.