Looks like The X-Files mini series is a go! TV Line reports that Fox has ordered a six episode run of the popular ’90s television show. While the air date is not yet known, everyone on board seems excited about this new development, including the fans.
Creator Chris Carter, who spoke to TV Line, gave some insight on what this might add to the Sci-Fi saga. “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.”
Since it’s 2002 series finale, The X-Files has been brought to theaters, most notably the 2008 film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, which was the sequel to the 1998 film The X-Files: Fight the Future.
Both stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have been plenty busy after the series wrapped up. Duchovny scored a lead role on the critically acclaimed series Californication. Meanwhile, Gillian has had roles on Hannibal, The Fall, Crises, and was in the 2011 mini series Moby Dick as Elizabeth. That said, they’re both signed on to film the six episodes for Fox.
Between their independent projects, the two have constantly combated rumors that they were secretly having a love affair. Back in April of 2014, rumors plagued the good friends after Duchovny and wife Tea Leoni split. Although they have denied that they’re anything but friends, Gillian was seen leaving Duchovny’s apartment, and that was enough to spark more rumors about the duo.
In an interview, Anderson addressed the thought of a relationship. “Well now that it is over I can tell you… No. It’s a nice idea, but it’s not going to happen. I think we know each other too well, we know each other better than our spouses at any time when we may have had spouses. There is an attraction… maybe even more than a [friend] attraction… but anyways.”
As for the six episode return of The X-Files, Fox chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden seem pretty pleased with the news.
“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 statement continued, “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, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”
Are you excited for the return of The X-Files?
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