‘The X-Files’ coming back for six episode run this summer
There was eventually going to come a point where the entire nine season streaming run of “The X-Files” wasn’t enough, and the world was going to demand more episodes of Agents Mulder and Scully investigating instances of paranormal activity and the smoky, backroom cabals of men in suits dedicated to covering up an impending alien colonization. Frankly, “Fringe” and Supernatural” never really recaptured the magic of the ’90s stalwart, despite the latter’s considerable cult following.
After months of rumors and the fact that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have made it a point to flagrantly flirt with each other online, thus fanning the flames of fan interest, “X-Files” creator and executive producer Chris Carter is officially getting the band back together for a six episode run. The show is returning to Fox and is set to go into production in summer of 2015 with an premiere date that has yet to be announced. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be revising their roles as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Chris Carter, in a statement. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
The series attempted a not so successful resurgence in 2008 with the lackluster film “The X-Files: I Want to Believe,” which was more of a stand-alone procedural and not a film focusing on the central conspiracy that tied the whole series together. That and it just wasn’t very good. However, the six episode revival sounds a bit more promising, especially since the network has had considerable success with the brief revival series of “24” with “24: Live Another Day” in 2013.
No word on if the new episodes will be Monster of Week procedurals or tied into the larger conspiracy arc. If it’s true to the series, it will probably be a little of both.
In the meantime, David Duchovny is returning to TV as another law enforcement officer in “Aquarius,” a series set in the late 60s centered around a cop going undercover to infiltrate the Manson family. Dig how Duchovny’s character is rocking a flattop similar to that awful season 2 X-Files Mulder brush cut.