Official: ‘The X-Files’ is Returning to Fox

x-filesAfter weeks of news regarding a revival of the hit Fox TV show, today comes the official announcement that we’ve all been waiting for, The X-Files is back! The revival will consist of a six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEO of Fox Television Group and Chris Carter, creator of the show, made the announcement with production set to begin in summer 2015.

“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.”

“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 – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again,” added Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “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. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as The X-Files, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”

The X-Files originally premiered in September 1993.  Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series grew from sci-fi cult favorite to mainstream hit. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.

Further details are being kept secret and the release date is being held released at a later date.


New ‘X-Files’ Show Nearing Greenlight At Fox


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.

We will keep updating this story as it transpires..keep it here for all your X-Files news!

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