BREAKING: Fox made the announcement on Tuesday, March 24th that The X-Files will officially be returning for a six-episode series event. Both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are set to star with show creator/executive producer Chris Carter at the helm.
“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.”
Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman had this to say about the ground-breaking series’ return:
“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.”
Boy, you said it, Chewie.
Now that the bad taste of 2008’s ‘I Want to Believe’ has faded, The X-Files is perfectly primed for a comeback. There aren’t any particular details regarding what the plot will be, but I’m kind of hoping they decide to do the big alien invasion storyline teased at the end of Season 9. Above all, let’s just hope the creative team will be able to recapture what made the series so special and avoid the franchise’s more recent pitfalls.