And I want to believe it’s going to be better than the last one, because that wasn’t very good. Apparently good enough for the network to order another season, though, which I suppose is what matters. And, you know, the truth is out there. Somewhere. Who else is going to find it so we don’t have to? Because it’s definitely not /r/conspiracy.
Expected to launch sometime later this year, the new 10-episode “event series” will feature David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agents and paranormal investigators Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, with original show creator and executive producer Chris Carter also attached as the project.
“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,” said Fox president David Madden in the press stuff. “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 X-Files first started in 1993, with nine seasons and two feature films between then and 2002, although Duchovny left the show at the end of its seventh season so there was no point in watching it anymore. He returned for the films and the tenth season “revival” in 2016.