Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be reopening the X-Files for a brand new mini-series from creator Chris Carter. According to Deadline, season eleven will consist of ten episodes and will offer resolutions to the cliffhanger from the previous revival.
Here’s what Fox’s David Madden had 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 revival series divided audiences and critics alike, some fans loved the old-school feel to the show, others felt it was a missed opportunity. While I did love having new X-Files to watch, the six episodes they had to play with could have been used to tell one epic story, think Torchwood: Children of Earth (you know, the only watchable season). However, Chris Carter opted to sandwich a running story in between four monsters of the week stories. Serving as a greatest hits tour of what fans loved about the show, Carter mixed sudden horror with goofy humour, so basically just like the X-Files of yesteryear.
Filming is due to start sometime over the summer, and Fox (the TV studio, not Fox Mulder) are planning to launch the new series late this year or early 2018.
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