It’s been a while since popular X-Files quotes such as “the truth is out there” and “trust no one” have been part of common household conversations, but all that is about to change. Fox has picked up the new six-episode X-Files series, which will begin production sometime this summer.
Possibly the most exciting part is the casting of the original X-Files actors who played Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, respectively. The chemistry between the X-Files couple seemed always to be smoldering, ready to ignite at any given moment. This is perhaps one of the driving factors behind the huge success of X-Files, and bringing Anderson and Duchovny back together is the only way to truly recapture that allure.
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, of the Fox Television Group, spoke about the original X-Files series, which ran from 1993-2002.
“We had the privilege of working with Chris [Carter] 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.”
X-Files series creator Chris Carter jokes about the show taking 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.”
According to the Verge, Netflix may be partly responsible for the continued super popularity of X-Files. Not only has the movie giant allowed for past fans to enjoy the uniquely creepy-yet-exciting allure of X-Files, but has surely also brought in new X-Files fans. All nine seasons of X-Files is currently available to stream on Netflix.
If you have not previously watched X-Files, grab a bag of potato chips and soda, cuddle up on your couch with a comfy pillow, and turn on X-Files. Beware: viewing even one episode may lead to X-Files addiction. Check out the X-Files Season 1 trailer.
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) March 24, 2015