Plenty of mystery surrounds The X-Files’ event series revival on FOX, one that grows even deeper by the latest confirmed return. The iconic sci-fi procedural has confirmed that William B. Davis will reprise his role as the enigmatic Smoking Man, while David Duchovny discusses the possibility of the revival graduating to a second season.
The X-Files is famous for keeping its own secrets under wraps, let alone the government's, but did you know creator Chris Carter first dreamed up Mulder and Scully after learning over three million Americans claim to have been abducted by aliens? Or that The X-Files practically invented the mix of standalone and mythology episodes? These are just some of the out-there truths to uncover in the sixth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which cuts through the conspiracy to investigate the legendary X-Files!
Amid the myriad of FOX’s pickups and surprising cancellations, the network has also taken its 2015 Upfront presentation to file out Mulder and Scully’s TV return. Not only will The X-Files formally return in January 2016, but so too has the network put the truth out there with its full future lineup.
The X-Files’ inevitable FOX return has understandably raised more questions than answers at this point, but certainly it seems the dead may have their day when Mulder and Scully don badges again. A new interview with creator Chris Carter reveals that several X-Files staples could return for the revival series, including deceased fan-favorites the “Lone Gunmen.”
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we do have more where that came from!
Whether we finally learn if aliens invaded in 2012, or spend six hours with another psychic priest, The X-Files’ FOX return has plenty of unanswered questions to dive into. Well, at least one less today, as we now know for sure Mitch Pileggi will be back to lord over Mulder and Scully as Walter Skinner.
Somewhat unsurprising though FOX’s decision to revive The X-Files for an event series turned out, fans of the iconic sci-fi series all wonder where new episodes will pick up, and who beside David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter might return. Now, at least four famous alum have been targeted, while Carter himself has revealed several tantalizing new details.
Well, that didn’t take long! Just days after rumors broke that FOX was ready to greenlight an official X-Files revival with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the truth is officially out there. Mulder and Scully will return for a limited X-Files run on FOX, but what other details can we uncover?
The moderate success of FOX’s 24 return helped fuel speculation that The X-Files could similarly prove a prime candidate for limited series, and according to rumor, a Mulder and Scully reunion is closer than ever. FOX is reportedly preparing to greenlight a new X-Files series, albeit with one major limitation.
FOX’s returning ‘24' as event series ‘Live Another Day’ proved a reasonably successful gamble, but fans of ‘The X-Files’ and ‘Prison Break’ may have much more reason to celebrate. The network has confirmed the possibility of returning either series (or both) for limited runs, even commenting on the fate of future ‘24.’