Christopher Hollier is an American writer and producer. He is an executive producer and co-showrunner of The CW science fiction series Roswell, New Mexico.[1][2]


Hollier previously worked as a writer and producer on various shows including The Originals, Once Upon a Time, and Elementary. He knows showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie from working with her on The Originals.[3]

When MacKenzie was developing the show, she chose Hollier to be her co-showrunner. Hollier had shown that he respected and supported her when they worked together on The Originals.[3] One of the reasons she hired him is because she knew she needed to work with a man to deal with any misogyny that might come up,[4] and he wouldn't let people try to go over her head to him.[5] She describes Hollier as being "absolutely fucking brilliant, and so talented, and so kind, and so fucking fun to have a drink with" and "just the fucking best."[6]

Hollier is a writer for the following Roswell, New Mexico episodes:


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  1. Showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie stated in a Tweet: I would like to tell you guys about Chris Hollier. He doesn't have twitter, so I tend to get all the attention for this show, but he is my partner in showrunning and without him I literally would've wandered off into the desert never to be heard from again. February 4, 2019.
  2. Tweet from Carina Adly MacKenzie: Actually me & Chris Hollier are co-showrunners. Julie’s running Legacies. May 1, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tweet by Carina Adly MacKenzie: Hollier and I worked together on The Originals. Without getting into detail, I went through a tough time on that show, and Hollier was so supportive. He never once made me feel shame, even though I'd definitely made mistakes. He wanted to help me be better and FEEL better. February 4, 2019.
  4. Tweet by Carina Adly MacKenzie: I knew when hiring a co-showrunner, it had to be a man. I've worked with many people who refused to listen to me because I was a young woman. Now that I'm showrunning, I don't have time to change those people's tiny minds. I wanted to be able to say "Fine, then listen to him." February 4, 2019.
  5. Tweet by Carina Adly MacKenzie: When people would try to "go over my head" to him, he'd remind them that I needed to be included in the conversation, because it's my show. When I was wrong about something, he helped me understand why. When I was right about something, he didn't senselessly challenge it. February 4, 2019.
  6. Tweet by Carina Adly MacKenzie: AND he's absolutely fucking brilliant, and so talented, and so kind, and so fucking fun to have a drink with whether we're celebrating a victory or lamenting a failure or just shaking our heads in disbelief (it was mostly that last one). He's just the fucking best. February 4, 2019.
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