The Fox Network in the USA was arguably made the channel to watch in the 90s when it commissioned the original run of ‘The X-Files’, but since the series finished its original run in 2002 it is fair to say that its not found a genre show that has had quite the same impact on popular culture.
With this in mind it comes as no surprise that the channel has given a thumbs up to a six part series, which will premier some time in 2016.
The series, which will pick things up from where the last one sort of left off will shoot in the summer.
Both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their iconic roles as Mulder and Scully.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said X-Files creator Chris Carter, who will oversee the new episodes. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
The original run of the series ended in 2002. Since that time there has been an attempt to revive it in movie theatres, but sadly the last X-Files movie ‘I Want To Believe’, which came out in 2008 didn’t really live up to fan expectation nor deliver decent box office.
“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,” said Fox chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden 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, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”
This is the second time that FOX has jump started one of its former successful properties. Fans of ’24’ last year were treated to a 12 part series titled ‘Live Another Day,’ which was a big success with both fans and critics. Lets hope that this ‘X-Files’ reboot can be equally as successful.