X-Files Renewed at FOX for Six More Episodes
Good news for all X-Files fans, FOX TV has approved a new six episodes series. The super natural drama will probably go into production this year and it will air sometime next year.
The series will be of a ‘Shorter Order’, which will feature David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as two FBI officers.
Creator Chris Carter explains that now is the perfect time to tell these amazing and phenomenal six stories as the world has gotten weird enough to understand it.
“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.”
“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” said Gary Newman (Chairman Fox) and Dana Walden.
They further added, “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,” Said the two.
There are two possible reasons for running it short. First being ‘story requirements’, which was confirmed after long and detailed discussions with Chris Carter.
Second ‘scheduling’ as Duchovny and Anderson both are busy and don’t have a lot of dates available. Fans want them and this is the only way they can have the duo on screen.
Duchovny said, “It will be in some kind of limited form. We’re all old; we don’t have the energy for a full season.”
Duchovny is busy with NBC’s Aquarius and Anderson with NBC’s Hannibal and BBC’s The Fall.