The X-Files is coming back… again
VOD News | On 21, Apr 2017
The X-Files is coming back again for another mini-series, FOX has announced.
The classic sci-fi series was revived last year, with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny reprising their roles of paranormal FBI investigators Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. That revival, which aired on Channel 5 in the UK, was a hit for FOX. In the US, it drew an average Multi-Platform audience of nearly 16 million viewers and was last season’s No. 2 broadcast drama. It also was the season’s most talked-about event series on Twitter. In the UK, meanwhile, the programme’s return also sparked a bidding war for the series’ archive, with Amazon Prime Video snapping up the rights to the whole of the show’s past seasons.
Now, FOX has ordered another 10 episodes of The X-Files. They will once again be executive-produced by creator Chris Carter, with Duchovny and Anderson back in their iconic roles. The event series is set to air during the 2017-2018 season, with production to begin this summer.
“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,” said David Madden, President, Fox Broadcasting Company, in a statement. “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.”
Missed last year’s reboot? You can stream the whole thing on Amazon Prime Video – and read our reviews here.