Roswell, New Mexico Loses Co-Showrunner Ahead of New Season

Roswell, New Mexico co-showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie announced on Twitter that she will officially be departing The CW’s sci-fi drama series ahead of its upcoming third season. MacKenzie says she made the decision to leave the show because of “fundamental differences.”

“I have made the difficult decision to resign from my role on Roswell, New Mexico,” MacKenzie said in her statement which you can check out below. I do not take this decision lightly, but ultimately due to fundamental differences, I must depart and entrust Roswell, New Mexico to capable hands. I am so proud of what we built over the last two years, and I believe in the heart and soul of the show: asking tough questions, striving to make the world better, amplifying marginalized voices, and fighting the good fight.”

I’m gonna let him fly.

— carina adly mackenzie (@cadlymack) July 10, 2020

In Roswell, New Mexico , 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.

Based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz, the series was developed by Carina Adly MacKenzie, who has been an executive producer and showrunner for the show for the past two seasons. The executive producers also include Julie Plec, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Lawrence Bender, and Kevin Kelly Brown, who was an executive producer on the original series.

The series stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino, Michael Vlamis, Heather Hemmens, and Tyler Blackburn. Season 3 is expected to sometime in 2021 as a part of the network’s midseason line-up.