‘The X-Files’ Returns As Miniseries On Fox

After thirteen long years, it seems that fans of the X-Files will finally get some closure with the announcement of a six episode miniseries on Fox featuring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning as Mulder and Scully. Chris Carter, executive producer and creator of the series is also involve in the event series.

At this time, nothing is known about the plots of the six new episodes, nor exactly who else from the original series might be involved, although many fans hope that Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Howard Gordon (24) or Frank Spotnitz (Hunted), might return.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.” Actually it hasn’t been quite that long since X-Files fans saw Mulder and Scully in action; the movie The X-Files: I Want to Believe was released in 2008.

The X-Files was a hit almost immediately upon its premier in 1993 and became a global pop culture phenomenon. The series was about FBI special agents Fox Mulder (played by David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who were tasked with unexplained cases, usually involving the paranormal. The series was also a critical favorite, earning no less than 16 Emmys over its nine season run.

“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of The X-Files – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers,” said Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning.”

The upcoming X-Files miniseries has been in the planning stages for about a year now; the impetus for Fox was the success of a 24 miniseries. Not only will this new event series air at some point in the relatively near future, but fans have been campaigning for a third X-Files film. Who knows what the future may hold for the X-Files franchise; recent years have seen the resurrection of several other fan favorites, including Twin Peaks on Showtime, Arrested Development on Netflix and the upcoming revival of Heroes on NBC.

 

‘The X-Files’ Returns As Miniseries On Fox

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