Executive producer and showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie has unexpectedly left Roswell, New Mexico ahead of its planned third season. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news, with Mackenzie confirming it via Twitter. In a statement to THR, Mackenzie said:
I have made the difficult decision to resign from my role on ‘Roswell, New Mexico’. 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.
Warner Brothers also released a brief statement, saying
Carina Adly MacKenzie has departed as executive producer/co-showrunner of ‘Roswell, New Mexico’. The third season of the series will return to The CW as part of the network’s 2021 midseason lineup.
There is no word yet on who will take Mackenzie’s place, though she has been co-showrunner with Christopher Hollier and he has not announced plans to leave the series. Roswell, New Mexico is expected to premiere its new season during midseason 2021 much like the first two seasons, which are available now on The CW app and Netflix.
You can read Mackenzie’s full statement below:
I’m gonna let him fly. pic.twitter.com/lA2ghvzuwP
— carina adly mackenzie (@cadlymack) July 10, 2020