Fans were understandably bummed when Fox’s up-front presentations for the new season didn’t include news on a new season of The X-Files, but don’t worry — Mulder and Scully are almost certainly coming back, eventually.
Deadline reports Fox TV Group chairmans Dana Walden and Gary Newman gave an update on the revived version of the franchise, which proved a solid ratings and VOD hit for the network last season, confirming work is well underway to make a new season happen. It might take another year to get it done, but everyone seems keen to keep the investigations rolling.
Here’s an excerpt from Walden’s comments:
“We have had conversations with (creator) Chris Carter and (stars) David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. I believe everyone is on board to do another installment of the show. Hopefully this season we will be able to get it done and that the same time next year (May), we will have something to announce.”
Newman went on to explain that it all comes down to figuring out schedules and the creative approach to the next season, which will have to deal with one heck of a cliffhanger (ahem). So it sounds like we’ll probably see another five-to-10-episode order to keep it manageable for everyone while also (hopefully) giving Carter and the gang enough room to pay off the most recent finale, plus leave some breathing room for a few standalone cases. The most recent revival season was hit-and-miss, quality-wise, but did provide some excellent moments. If nothing else, it's encouraging to know this show can still be really good at times.
Are you glad to hear The X-Files is apparently on the way back?