Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and series creator Chris Carter take a look at last season’s X-Files finale and tease the upcoming season in a featurette that has UFOs, a plague, a flash of romance and quite a bit more.
The X-Files’ new season will premiere during the 2017-18 season.
FOX has ordered a ten-episode X-Files event series to air during the 2017-18 seasons (not a surprise after 2016’s series’ ratings) – helmed by creator Chris Carter and bringing back David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as now iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Production is set to begin this summer.
Maybe this time we can get an arc that doesn’t take a lovely series of episodes and wrap them up with a pitiful finale (like last time – I can hope, right?).
One thing I’ve enjoyed about The X-Files (FOX, Mondays, 8/7C) during this six-episode run is the way the show has touched on familiar themes by producing fresh variations on the kinds of episodes that won the show its following in the nineties.
This week’s episode, Home Again – written and directed by Glen Morgan – gives us a supernatural mystery while also giving us events that are anchored in reality.
Due to popular demand and Chris Carter being able to find sufficient holes in his stars’ schedules to get the band back together, The X-Files returns on Sunday (FOX, 10/9C) – with a second ep premiering in the show’s regular timeslot on Monday (8/7C)..
Despite the almost fourteen years between the event series premiere and the last regular episode, the chemistry between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson is as good as ever – and if the first three episodes are any indication, the show fits in, quality-wise, around the fourth and fifth seasons. It’s that good.