Roswell, New Mexico was cancelled by The CW before of its fourth season, amid a Thursday carnage that saw six shows axed. The show’s fourth and final episode will air on June 6, but there will be no more storylines involving Liz Ortecho and Max Evans on the network after that.
The CW’s adaptation of Melinda Metz’s Roswell High series of young adult novels, Roswell, New Mexico, followed in the footsteps of the popular Roswell from 1999. The sitcom, starring Jeanine Mason and Dean Parsons as Liz and Max, follows the former as she comes home to Roswell after losing her biomedical research grant to work in her family’s cafe. Liz, the daughter of two undocumented immigrants, returns home to learn that her high school crush Max has been an alien the entire time, hiding his abilities from everyone.
She reconnects with him and pledges to protect his identity, but following a brutal attack, concerns of a larger alien presence grow, instilling fear and hostility in the public, putting Max in danger.
Outside of Mason and Parsons, Michael Vlamis, Lily Cowles, Tyler Blackburn, and Michael Trevino were among the guests in Roswell, New Mexico. The series is written by Carina Adley MacKenzie of The Originals, and directed by Julie Plec. The series changed from the original 1999 programme in that it focused on older, more adult versions of the characters rather than teenagers, although the central relationship between Liz and Max remained. Fans have given it a 69 percent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating that it is a good series.
The one bright spot for fans is that the series will not be ending anytime soon, as another season is about to begin. It also means that the tumultuous Season 3 conclusion, in which Shiri Appleby, who portrayed Liz in the original Roswell, made a surprise cameo, will not be left hanging. Appleby had previously directed a few episodes of the show, but she is set to take on a larger role in the future season and bring answers to that conclusion, leaving plenty to look forward to before Roswell, New Mexico goes dark for good.
Dynasty, Charmed, In the Dark, Naomi, and 4400 were among the shows cancelled by the network on Thursday. The anticipation for the fourth and final season is mounting, with a trailer suggesting what’s to come. It will premiere on June 6th.