The X-Files officially returning to FOX for 10 episodes
After much teasing, FOX have officially announced that The X-Files will return sometime during the 2017-2018 TV season for a 10 episode event series. Executive produced by creator Chris Carter, the return will also see both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. From the press release:
FOX has ordered a second chapter of The X-Files event series. The all-new 10-episode installment once again will be executive-produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The event series will air during the 2017-2018 season. Production is set to begin in summer 2017.
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide,” said David Madden, President, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
Plot details and specifics are unknown at this time, though it’s expected to pick up after the events that took place during the 6-episode event series in 2016 which ended on a cliffhanger. What other characters and cast members will be returning remains to be seen, but we’ll be sure to keep readers posted as news becomes available.
In the meantime, Gillian Anderson can be seen portraying Media in STARZ Networks American Gods.
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