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Katims talks ROSWELL

Creator hopes show will be back for fourth system

By Christopher Allan Smith and Jennifer H. Tomooka     February 07, 2002


The newly wedded couple, Isabel and Jesse, at the wedding reception, in "To Have and To Hold."
© 2001 UPN

In an interview with CINESCAPE published today, Jason Katims discusses his hopes for the cult series, ROSWELL, as well as the benefits and pains caused by switching networks.



"I think [the new direction is] good and bad," Katims tells us. "This is a show that's grown and evolved over three years, and I'm very proud of that. I think that we've been through a whole lifetime of these characters, and they've gone through a lot. They've changed and they've grown up... There have been moments when I feel that we've gone a little bit too far in certain directions at certain times. For example, in the middle of the second season, I felt that the show got too drenched in mythology too complicated. I think we lost a little bit of the heart of the show."



That confusion may have prompted WB to let the show slip to UPN.



And while Katims did not have an official announcement about the whether the show will be back next year (it's slimly missed cancellation in the past) he did promise, "We're planning a two-hour finale this year, and we definitely know what we want to do. We believe that it will be both a satisfying conclusion to the series, and will also serve as almost a pilot to launch the show into a new direction, which we think will play well with UPN. Hopefully, we'll be able to move in a new and improved version of the show. There has been a little talk of one or two two-hour movies subsequent to that. But, I'm hoping we'll get another season on UPN."



For the full interview, sign-on with your premium access and check it out in the Television section.

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