'Roswell, New Mexico' showrunner Carina Adly Mackenzie on The Cranberries' 'Zombie' track and music on the show

Mackenzie added that the new Season 2 will feature country music as well as a few original songs written for the show


                            'Roswell, New Mexico' showrunner Carina Adly Mackenzie on The Cranberries' 'Zombie' track and music on the show
Carina Adly MacKenzie (Getty Images)
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Spoilers for 'Roswell, New Mexico'  Season 2 premiere 

The second season of 'Roswell, New Mexico' has returned with a bang on The CW and the final moments of the episode gave viewers hope that Max Evans could be brought back to life. 

In an impassioned speech, Liz Ortecho speaks about her life as a scientist, saying, "I've been spit on by protestors and shut down by the government." She goes on to say that she has been waiting for someone in power to believe in her.

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She also says that Max gave Liz the only thing she ever lost — her sister, Rosa — and that it is her turn now. As Liz says this, The Cranberries' 'Zombie' plays in the background, adding more magic to an already powerful moment.

MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) recently caught up with 'Roswell, New Mexico' showrunner Carina Adly Mackenzie and quizzed her on the song. Here's what she says: "We use it for a lot of different reasons as a political connotation. It's an incredibly powerful song. It's also one that evokes a lot of emotion. It feels like a strong song."

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A still from 'Roswell, New Mexico' (The CW)

Mackenzie also dishes on the music chosen for the show. Fans may have noticed that the reboot features a lot of 90s songs.

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She says, "Our only music rule is that when we're in the diner, we always use 90s music because the jukebox has not been updated since 1999. That sort of sets the tone for the show's musical choices as a whole. It kind of allowed us to use songs like that in big montage moments as well. And I'm really proud of that. I'm proud of that one."

Mackenzie adds that the new season of the show will feature country music as well as a few original songs written for the show. She says, "I love country music almost as much I love 90s music. We're mixing it up again."

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One of fans' favorite moments from Season 1 of 'Roswell, New Mexico' was the Daniel Blake cover of 'Here With Me' featured in the final moments of the season finale. The original song was written and performed by Dido and featured as the theme song for the 1999-2002 series, 'Roswell'.

'Roswell, New Mexico' airs on The CW on Monday nights at 9/8c.

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