Perhaps the only thing to stifle anticipation for another X-Files revival was the first X-Files revival, though FOX undoubtedly wants the chance to try again. That may soon become a reality, as network heads claim they hope to announce the next chapter “shortly,” potentially even for the next TV season.
FOX did its best to restore The X-Files to its former glory by the returns of Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Chris Carter, even if the final product felt notably rushed and uneven. Season 11 remains an open possibility, as FOX claims to be in “significant talks” with all three cornerstones, with intent toward a longer season.
Once the nostalgia abated, FOX’s X-Files revival pretty quickly started to sour fans by its awkward mix of mythology and stand-alone episodes, as well a cliffhanger ending that immediately demanded resolution. Well, strap in for another long wait, as FOX won’t get around to an X-Files Season 11 until at least 2017.
‘The X-Files’ closed out 2016 revival finale “My Struggle II” with a hugely alien cliffhanger, but did Mulder and Scully finally give fans they answers they’ve struggled for? Find out in our full review!
However unevenly, The X-Files’ 2016 revival all been building toward the coming finale “My Struggle II,” finally picking up with the premiere revelations and a return to alien mythology. The full photo set has arrived, returning both old and new series stars alike, but a familiar question arises - Where’s Mulder?
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A comparatively short run and split mythology-standalone balance gave an inkling FOX’s X-Files revival might not offer the kind of closure fans have hoped after twenty years, and it may be longer yet before we have any real answers. X-Files creator Chris Carter confirms the revival series will end on a cliffhanger, but what format might pick up the ball down the line?
Rough though the first hour may have been, FOX’s X-Files revival quickly bounced back with an effective stand-alone episode, one to be followed next Monday by a critical favorite. Whatever you make of the six-episode season’s curious sandwiching of mythology episodes, you might not have realized that “Founder’s Mutation” was intended to run much later, and now creator Chris Carter explains why.
We can never have too many X-Files revival trailers, especially when the conspiracy goodness starts flowing a week out from its premiere. Not only does the latest bring a bonafide UFO, but also the Smoking Man’s return, while cast and crew drop new info on the FOX revival.