TV Wise is reporting that a new X-Files series is closer than we think to becoming reality. Back in January we reported that Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman announced that series creator Chris Carter was in talks with the network for a new run of the show and that stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were onboard to return, now it appears a “limited run” of the series is close to a green light from Fox.
The report states:
Fox is close to giving an official green-light to a revival of their iconic science fiction series, which originally aired between 1993 and 2002. Per sources, the network has settled on a “short-stack” order for the revival and while the exact size of the order is yet-to-be-determined, I’m told it will be less than ten episodes.
Why such a short amount of episodes? Clearly the interest from the fans is still there:
The feeling was that it would be easier for the always in demand Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny to schedule a block of time to shoot the revival with a short order. The duo, who were always committed to doing more X-Files, have, sources say, agreed to reprise their roles. It is understood than an offer has also gone out to Mitch Pileggi. Other key cast members will also return.
A revival of the show has always been something I’ve hoped would happen given the amount of unfinished business the show has. Only time will tell if the resurgence is a novelty or has some substance to it.
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