Didn’t like the sour taste the latest ‘event’ series of The X-Files left in your mouth? Well your palate is about to be cleansed. Fox has ordered a second instalment of the revival series. A new ten episode series will bring back David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully respectively, with series creator Chris Carter executive producing.
Fox President David Madden, likely giddy that a show that was the no. 2 broadcast drama of the year will be returning, had this to say:
“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. 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 of The X-Files.”
The latest run of the show was far from the critical hit the golden years of the 90s were, with an eclectic hodgepodge of episodes that ranged from exciting cliffhangers to bizarre comedy, but the viewers were there, and Duchovny and Anderson are always a blast to watch together.
This newly announced season is on the fast track, with production scheduled to begin this summer with a release date aiming to be around early next year. Can Carter and co. bring the show back to its gaudy highs of the original run, or are we in for a show that’s a shell of it’s former self? The truth is out there.