The X-Files revival continues now that Fox has confirmed plans for a new, 10-episode event series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
First reported by The Wrap, Duchovny and Anderson have signed on to reprise their iconic roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively, and we understand that Fox is angling the new season to premiere later this year or, in the more likely scenario, the early stages of 2018. Series creator Chris Carter is also back in the hot seat, and after the relative success of last year’s small-screen revival, news that Fox has bumped up the episode count from six to 10 ought to delight long-time fans of TV’s greatest special agents.
Indeed, lead star David Duchovny has been quietly confident that an announcement was imminent and sure enough, now that the fine print has been sussed out, it won’t be long before that iconic theme tune plays on our TV sets once more. Reflecting on the announcement, Fox president David Madden had this to say about the future of The X-Files:
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. 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.
Iconic characters, rich storytelling and bold creators are arguably the three pillars that have helped X-Files stand the test of time. This renewal will take the cult sci-fi classic into its 11th season on the airwaves, and if you’re itching for more content, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Cold Cases audiobook is set for release in July.
Fox will crank open The X-Files this summer when production is expected to get underway. Look for Fox Mulder and Dana Scully to saunter back onto the small screen either later this year or the beginning of next.
Source: The Wrap