A bit of entertainment news: THE X-FILES is Returning to Fox

WW~Notes: The x-files was the very first television series to enlighten and further awaken me to plausible facts that the American government was hiding more than we ever knew.  And of course, who can forget The Lone Gunmen spinoff that included the episode about planes hitting the World Trade Center four months before it actually happened.  So, here is the news from a few sources below.

From Buzzfeed –

x-files-logo-featuredMore than a decade after going off the air, Fox has ordered another chapter of the Emmy-winning show The X-Files. The new six-episode event series, which was announced on Tuesday, will be created and produced by Chris Carter, who also created the original series. It will also see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively. Production is set to begin this summer with an air date yet to be announced.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson then around 1994.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson then around 1994.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter said in a statement. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

The highly popular X-Files ran for nine seasons on Fox, from 1993 to 2002, touching on sci-fi elements and government conspiracy theories as Scully and Mulder tried to solve unexplainable cases. The show shot over 200 episodes, had more than 19 million viewers during its peak, earned 16 Emmys over its run, and sparked a spin-off, The Lone Gunmen, which was created by Carter along with The X-Files writers Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, and Frank Spotnitz.

“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,” Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, said in a statement. “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 as The X-Files, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny at the most recent Comic Con 2014.

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny at the most recent Comic Con 2014.

I am thrilled that the show is coming back even only for six episodes.  And yeah, Duchovny is Jewish, but I don’t give one hoot because at that time Hollywood never used the Fox Mulder character to throw his Judaic weight around nor did Mulder ever scoff at the fact that Scully was a Catholic Gentile.  The characters respected and protected each other, even had a child together and I would love to know if they will include anything about their son William in these six episodes.

Yep, I’m an x-files nerd and lived for Friday nights every week for nine years.


A little treat – this was my favorite tune from the first x-files film – Fight the Future.