It has been thirteen years since the X-Files bowed out of television, leaving fans to languish in memories and VCR/DVR viewings. And for a short while, Fringe sort of made out like a great new version of something that X-Files could be, until they jumped the shark with that crap alien/bald guy timeline jump in the story line. (WTH, who thought of that one?)
But now the rumors and hopes and such can be put to rest.
Fox just announced that they are putting out an X-Files six-episode “event series” that will be helmed by the same man who brought us the series, Chris Carter, and despite what ever anyone might have said, our known stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be reprising their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Fox will commence production of the show in the summer of this year (2015) but no other information is known at this time.
As you can see, Fox is being very careful about committing too much to this X-Files revival, producing only a six-episode “event,” which I believe is code for “We don’t believe until we see it” succeed.
It should be interesting to see what they make of their characters and stories that were floating around in that last season or two of the series, where aliens were chasing down Scully’s baby or what not.
Other info via press release:
THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. 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.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, THE X-FILES is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.
20th Century Fox Television
Ten Thirteen Productions
David Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully