Ahead of its season 4 premiere, The CW network has announced the cancellation of its science-fiction drama Roswell, New Mexico, much to the disappointment of its fanbase.
Its latest season is due to be released on June 6th, 2022, and will be the final installment, it has been confirmed.
The show was brought out in 2019 and is an adaptation of Melinda Metz’s young adult novel series Roswell High.
For those interested to know more about the abrupt cancellation of Roswell, New Mexico, let’s take a look.
Why Roswell, New Mexico will not return for a fifth season
On May 12th, 2022, The CW announced that Roswell, New Mexico would end after season 4, following their decision not to continue funding the project.
As news of the show’s premature cancellation was announced after its final episodes were filmed, it is yet unclear whether they will bring the show to a conclusion.
The CW who commissioned the series and is responsible for its broadcast is owned by the CBS Entertainment Group and Warner Bros. Entertainment, who control the network’s programming.
While in recent years The CW has mostly renewed its TV shows until they reach a natural conclusion, it is currently up for sale which will inevitably change the way it operates.
The CW slashed numerous hit shows in an unusual move
Roswell, New Mexico is only one of seven shows cancelled by The CW in their recent announcement.
Charmed, Dynasty, 4400, Naomi, In the Dark, and Legacies have also been slashed from the channel following an unusual move by the network.
Rosewell, New Mexico showrunner, Julia Plec tweeted “It’s the Red Wedding at WBTV/CW today,” following the announcement.
“Much more to say, but not today. Loads of gratitude coming for fans and cast and crew in future tweets. But today, we mourn.”
Fans react to Roswell, New Mexico being cancelled
In response to the show being cancelled, fans have rushed to Twitter to share their reactions.