Friday, March 27, 2015

The X-Files - Returning For 6 Episodes

It's not all about major television shows ending. This week also saw the announcement of one of the most iconic shows coming back - The X Files.

Early this week, Chris Carter announced that his popular show which ran for nine seasons between 1993 to 2002 as well as two movies in both 1998 and 2008 with I Want To Believe was to return to FOX with both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully respectively.

The slight snag is that the series is coming back for only six episodes, which is kind of surprising considering that when FOX commissioned 24: Live Another Day, it ran for twelve episodes while NBC's Heroes: Reborn is running for 13 episodes and Showtime's third season of Twin Peaks has at least nine episodes. Now it could be to accommodate both David and Gillian's busy schedules (the latter who also has to film the third and final series of RTE1/BBC2 drama, The Fall), but it does seem a little short though.

On the plus side, while the return of this show is hardly a shocker (I'd say it's been pretty imminent for a while now) and the fact that I was more of a casual viewer than an obsessive, I am delighted that we're going to get some more episodes from the show. Even if you didn't religiously watch the show, it's influence on some many shows over the last decade has been felt. It'll be interesting to see where Carter can take his iconic creations this time.

Press Release:

Filming for The X Files begins in the summer. An airdate for the episodes has yet to be confirmed by FOX.

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