Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The upcoming X-Files revival most likely functions on its own, as a brief return to the popular, conspiracy-laden world of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. However, you just know that series creator Chris Carter and Fox both hope this thing is huge, allowing them to keep the aliens and black oil and weekly supernatural threats coming for the foreseeable future. After all, resurrecting beloved shows to appease a dedicated fanbase is all the rage these days. Why not the best genre show of the ’90s?
But if The X-Files is to continue beyond this event series, it may take on a new form. With David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson not wanting for work elsewhere, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility to see a new set of (younger! hipper!) agents pick up where Mulder and Scully left off. And since the new batch of episodes introduce some fresh-faced characters, rumors of a potential spin-off have taken root.
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The revival of The X-Files coming to Fox in January just got a little more crowded with some familiar faces from the original run of the sci-fi series.
It’s a no-brainer that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, but otherwise the only other returning faces reported have been Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner and William B. Davis as Cigarette-Smoking Man. There have also been rumors of Annabeth Gish and Robert Patrick returning as agents Monica Reyes and John Doggett, but it hasn’t been confirmed.
But now we have as close to official word as we can get that the trio known as The Lone Gunmen will also back back for The X-Files revival. Find out more about The Lone Gunmen returning to The X-Files after the jump! Read More »
The new X-Files series has been shooting for a while now, aiming for the January, 2016 premiere date. The revival of Fox’s ’90s hit series, which originally ran nine seasons from 1993 to 2002, once again features David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as the lead characters, former FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Not long ago, a social media post gave us a minor look at Anderson and Duchovny in character, and now a set of new X-Files photos offers fans more to take in. Read More »
Details on Chris Carter‘s new X-Files series are as well-protected as the truth about some of the series’ obsessions. We do know a few things, however. The six-episode “event season” premieres in January 2016, and will feature Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny reprising the central roles of Dana Scully and Fox Mulder.
Additionally, Mitch Pileggi is on hand to play FBI Assistant Director Skinner. And William B. Davis, who played Skinner’s one-time ally and one of the show’s primary antagonists, will reprise his role as the Cigarette Smoking Man.
So with more people coming back, fans might think it’s a shame to see only six new episodes. Duchovny may agree. He has long been a cheerleader for the continuation of the series on film, and he’s already saying he’d be game to do a second season. Read More »
“Coming soon” is more vague than Fox has to be now, as the X-Files premiere date is announced. The new event series, comprised of six hour-long episodes, will debut in January 2016 with the first episode airing on a Sunday and the rest of the series airing on Monday nights. Read More »
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The truth is out there, and Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will be seeking it once more. The X-Files is returning for a six-episode limited series on Fox that will have David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles from the TV series that started in 1993, with Chris Carter leading the creation of the new limited series which Fox execs are calling “the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully [fans have] been waiting for.” Read More »
Amazon’s last “pilot season” in early 2014 featured a pilot from The X-Files creator Chris Carter, and the show, called The After, was ordered to series. Originally expected to air in 2015, Amazon revealed today that The After never shot a single episode, and that series order is now gone. So with the new Chris Carter series canceled before it ever begins, fans of The X-Files will have to keep hoping for a revival of that show on the big screen rather than looking to the new series for more of Carter’s work. Read More »
Earlier this year Amazon posted a new round of ten pilots, offering viewers the chance to check them all out before voting on ones they liked best. Five of the pilots were aimed at kids, with the other five geared towards adults. Now four of the five “adult” shows have been ordered to series. Two are particularly notable: the new Chris Carter show The After, and Transparent, in which Jeffrey Tambor plays a father who reveals a truth about his own life, and in so doing really changes the family dynamic.
Also getting orders are Bosch, and Mozart in the Jungle. Details on each is below. Read More »
There’s a good bit of “maybe, eventually” sequel news today; I’ll let readers decide whether the best story is Hayao Miyazaki saying that a Nausicaa sequel directed by Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) would be OK by him, or whether the top spot goes to Chris Carter saying that he still wants to make a third X-Files film, and that he’d like Simon Pegg to appear in it, too.
In addition to those items, after the break you’ll find:
- A few details on The Raid 2: Berandal,
- Joy Ride 3 gets (an actor who played) Jason Voorhees,
- A Haunted House 2 traps Jaime Pressly,
- and new Insidious: Chapter 2 images.
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