Fox said Thursday it has ordered a second chapter of what it’s calling an X-Files ”event series.” The 10-episode series will air during the upcoming 2017-18 TV season.
Fox is negotiating with creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson for another round of new X-Files episodes, network executives announced during the Television Critics Association fall previews today. Fox is “in significant talks with the three principals,” Fox Entertainment President David Madden said.
In addition to weeknight appearances on the programming service, the classic Fox show has also been cleared for weekend syndication on the Fox Television Stations.
The return of the Fox supernatural drama posts an 8.3 rating among 18-49s with seven-day DVR playback added in, up 2.2 from its original rating.
Most of the old X-Files gang has gotten back together for the upcoming six-part revival of Fox’s ’90s megahit, which bows on Sunday, Jan. 24. And the reunion isn’t limited to series creator Chris Carter and co-stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson; one of the show’s most visible sponsors is also along for the ride. Fox on Tuesday said that long-standing X-Files backer Ford will play a key role in the miniseries, having cut a deal that ensures placement in each of the half-dozen episodes.
Reunited and it feels so … green-screened? Fox has released via Twitter the first official image from its highly-anticipated X-Files revival, and it shows David Duchovny’s Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Scully in the backseat of a green screen-enveloped town car, as series creator Chris Carter looks on in a monitor.
Agents Mulder and Scully are making their television return. Fox announced Tuesday that it will air a six-episode run of new episodes of The X-Files that will begin this summer. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The show’s creator, Chris Carter, said that he considers the show’s absence like a “13-year commercial break.” Carter said that “the good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger.” The X-Files premiered on Fox in September 1993 and ran for nine seasons. Fox wasn’t releasing further details.
Following the success of Fox’s 24 limited series, the network is looking to bring back another iconic drama series, The X-Files. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman today confirmed chatter that the network is in talks for a new installment of Chris Carter’s cult supernatural drama, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
NEW YORK (AP) — After 20 years, it’s possible for the details of a relationship to get fuzzy. Just ask David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who first premiered their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully on “The X-Files” two decades ago. The series aired nine seasons and resulted in two feature films. […]
TORONTO (AP) — John Neville, a British-born Canadian actor and stage director who appeared in the hit TV series “The X-Files,” has died. He was 86. Neville, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, died Saturday in Toronto surrounded by family. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where Neville worked as an artistic director in the 1980s, announced […]