‘The X-Files’ Returns to Fox for Six-Part Limited Series

by Lynn Sorel

It’s now official. ‘The X-Files’ will be returning to Fox for a six-part limited series.  David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have signed on to reprise their respective roles as agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Production is set to beging this summer. No released date has been announced yet. Chris Carter, who is also returning said “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said “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. ‘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’ has a rabid fan base and it’s two films earned $190 an $68 million worldwide respectively.  The show’s highest ratings were between the fourth and sixth seasons, with around 20 million viewers a week, and at the time it was Fox’s highest-rated show. Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), and Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon (Homeland), along with many other talents, originated in the writers room of ‘The X-Files’.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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