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Mulder & Scully to return as Fox orders a new season of The X-Files

04.20.2017

The X-Files 2017 David Duchovny Gillian Anderson

The recent revival of The X-Files may not have been the triumphant return that many fans were hoping it would be, but there was still plenty to enjoy and getting to see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back as Mulder and Scully was fantastic. Although it seemed fairly likely that the show would return (especially after that cliffhanger, come on!), there wasn't an immediate announcement after the event series wrapped up. Thankfully, the truth is still out there as Fox has now officially ordered a new season of The X-Files.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will of course be returning, along with series creator Chris Carter, and production on the series is slated to kick off this summer. Those of you who felt that the six-episodes of the previous season were not nearly enough will be pleased to know that the episode count has been bumped up to ten this time around. Both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny have displayed little interest in committing themselves to another full-sized season of The X-Files, so ten-episodes is probably a good number; a little more room for the mythology and monster-of-the-week episodes to breathe.

As it had been close to fifteen years since The X-Files television series wrapped up, there was a little awkwardness in those six-episodes as both cast and crew adjusted to stepping back into the world of aliens and conspiracies. With those secondary growing pains out of the way, I would hope that this new season will represent an improvement on all fronts. Perhaps they'll even be able to lure Frank Spotnitz and Vince Gilligan back to the X-Files writers' room. What are you hoping to see in the next season of The X-Files?

David Madden, president of Fox Broadcasting Company, 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 new season is expected to premiere during the 2017-18 television season.

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Source: Variety

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10:05AM on 04/24/2017
Last season was so, so, so bad, I have no words for it. They will have to do much better than last time if they want to make this series relevant in 2017. Start with good writers maybe? And also, please adjust cinematography to 2017 standards this time. Could also find someone to help Mark Snow arrive in the 21st century. Good luck Fox.
Last season was so, so, so bad, I have no words for it. They will have to do much better than last time if they want to make this series relevant in 2017. Start with good writers maybe? And also, please adjust cinematography to 2017 standards this time. Could also find someone to help Mark Snow arrive in the 21st century. Good luck Fox.
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10:23AM on 04/21/2017
A new season is a great news but it should improve upon the latest season. Some episodes were let-down.
A new season is a great news but it should improve upon the latest season. Some episodes were let-down.
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9:20AM on 04/21/2017

They ruined it last season...

They went full encounters and stupidity. Are't they abducted right now? Like it ended on the bridge with the spaceship hovering above them. The whole point of the show was skepticism and now its just out there, everyone knows aliens exist, everyone is dying of some plague and it just ruined everything.
They went full encounters and stupidity. Are't they abducted right now? Like it ended on the bridge with the spaceship hovering above them. The whole point of the show was skepticism and now its just out there, everyone knows aliens exist, everyone is dying of some plague and it just ruined everything.
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7:34AM on 04/21/2017
Now fix the sub par season you just gave us with something better.
Now fix the sub par season you just gave us with something better.
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9:33PM on 04/20/2017
Yes! Super excited about this news! And glad to hear they are making more than 6 this time, 10 is a good number. Can't wait to hear more!
Yes! Super excited about this news! And glad to hear they are making more than 6 this time, 10 is a good number. Can't wait to hear more!
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9:04PM on 04/20/2017
I would be on board if they didn't dick us around with a congested first and last episode, with filler in between. Also, I would like it if the characters didn't have motivations and decision-making processes that completely negated the first/last episodes during that fluff-filler bullshit.
Oh, and it would be nice if it didn't suck. Except for that Wereman episode, which was a good time.
I would be on board if they didn't dick us around with a congested first and last episode, with filler in between. Also, I would like it if the characters didn't have motivations and decision-making processes that completely negated the first/last episodes during that fluff-filler bullshit.
Oh, and it would be nice if it didn't suck. Except for that Wereman episode, which was a good time.
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8:33PM on 04/20/2017
YES! and the world rejoices!
YES! and the world rejoices!
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8:15PM on 04/20/2017
Great news, but I would still like to see them do one more film to end the whole series altogether.
Great news, but I would still like to see them do one more film to end the whole series altogether.
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8:11PM on 04/20/2017
I'd still like to see vince Gilligan come back and right one
I'd still like to see vince Gilligan come back and right one
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7:55PM on 04/20/2017
Good!

I really wasn't a fan of the revival series, I found it pretty disappointing. But I'm so glad it's getting another series. When it finished the first time , it ended nicely, tying various storylines etc... but then to finish the new series on a cliffhanger - without knowing for sure if there'd be another series? - didn't appreciate it.

So hopefully, now they're warmed up, hopefully the next series will live up to expectations - AND close the franchise off! (Maybe barring one more
Good!

I really wasn't a fan of the revival series, I found it pretty disappointing. But I'm so glad it's getting another series. When it finished the first time , it ended nicely, tying various storylines etc... but then to finish the new series on a cliffhanger - without knowing for sure if there'd be another series? - didn't appreciate it.

So hopefully, now they're warmed up, hopefully the next series will live up to expectations - AND close the franchise off! (Maybe barring one more film)
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