Fans of Roswell, New Mexico season 2 enjoyed the finale this week, surprising fans with a “different version” of Max
Speaking via TVLine, executive producer Carina Adly MacKenzie spoke about the twist, confessing that “Very little,” was planned out early in the season.
“But after years of watching Nina Dobrev pull double duty on The Vampire Diaries, I’m really excited to throw that challenge at Nathan [Dean]. We had originally considered introducing his father at the end. We were shooting the scene in Episode 3 where the stowaway steps out of the ship, and I called Nathan and asked him to be the person who puts his hand on Nora’s shoulder. At that point, we were like, ‘Whoever we cast as Max’s dad is probably going to be a tall, dark-haired guy.’ And Nathan wasn’t working at the time, because Max was still dead, so he was just excited to come to set.”
MacKenzie chronicles the development and the idea – serious spoilers ahead.
“Jeff Hunt directed both Episode 3 and the finale, so I said to him, ‘We might [introduce a Max double]. Can you shoot it like we’re making a big reveal?’ So he did, and then we saved that footage for the finale. Once we saw how cool it looked to reveal that it was a double of Max, I was like, ‘Well, I guess we’re not casting a dad!'”
Full interview at TV Line HERE