Fox Brings Back The X-Files

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the-x-filesWell the rumblings from a few months ago were correct, the X-Files is coming back:

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Series creator Chris Carter will be at the helm for 20th Century Fox TV and Ten Thirteen Productions. Production is set to begin this summer, although Fox has not yet set an air date.

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

The “X-Files” revival follows last spring’s return of “24” as a 13-episode limited series. NBC has joined the mania for resurrecting series with built-in audience awareness with its plans for the “Heroes Reborn” miniseries next season. SOURCE

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Hey I say bring it on. I know people were big on watching X-Files on Netflix (I went through a few seasons) and I believe Chiller marathons episodes one night a week and I always find myself watching them. My only concern is with it being 6 episodes. 24 got away with 13 episodes but that's because the way the show operated you could always trim it down a bit and still keep the same feel. But X-Files to me is a bit different. While there definitely was an overarching theme, a lot of times the episodes were more procedural and only had loose connections to the overall story. I know that started to change a bit towards the end of the series run but that's also when they started to lose me. It will be interesting seeing if this show can change with the times and fit the model most folks like with TV. With only 6 episodes it seems like they'll be going with a pretty tight story (Kinda like the Agent Carter model) but I'm not sure if that works for The X-Files. We'll see. Either way it'll be a blast seeing David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back together. Scully and Mulder are my favorite law enforcement team with Benson and Stabler a close second.

 

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