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Fox executives spoke with the Television Critics Association today. Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden and Fox Broadcasting Company Entertainment President David Madden answered questions about the successful X-Files limited series earlier this year and possible plans for another.

“We would obviously love to do another season,” Madden said. “There are significant talks going on with all three of the principals. Schedules are hard but we’re working hard to get this done.”  Read More »

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This year, something doesn’t feel quite right with Comic-Con. That’s true for a variety of reasons, but it’s mainly because Hannibal is no longer making appearances. A room packed with the enthusiasm of a large pack of Fannibals was always a treat. Hannibal may be off the air and out of Comic-Con, but that’s not stopping Bryan Fuller from attending. Yesterday, he brought with him his new show, American Gods (co-created by Michael Green).

Below, watch the American Gods trailer.

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Bryan Fuller may be holding out hope for more Hannibal, but even if a return does come together in some shape or form, it’s probably not going to happen anytime soon. So in the meantime, here’s a tasty little morsel to tide you over. Fuller is planning a Hannibal mini-reunion, casting Gillian Anderson in his new Neil Gaiman-inspired series American Gods. Naturally, she will play a character who lives to be worshipped.  Read More »

the x-files revival review

Once upon a time, The X-Files was my thing.

Years before Lost and Battlestar Galactica, I had FBI Agents Mulder and Scully and their increasingly bizarre caseload full of aliens and monsters and supernatural occurrences. This is one of the the great genre shows of my life, a vital cornerstone in my taste that sits right alongside the likes of Star Trek. And I have not been shy about my excitement for the new revival season, which began its six episode run with a two-night premiere this week.

And the results were… mixed. I have complicated feelings on these first two episodes, which run the gamut of quality in a pretty extreme way. My scattered thoughts, and my attempt to bandage a few wounds, follow.

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Fox presented a panel on The X-Files to the Television Critics Association for the new six-episode event premiering this month. Discussing how he thought about bringing back FBI agents Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny), series creator Chris Carter revealed he had actually written a screenplay for a third movie before the limited series was greenlit.

Also revealed from the X-Files TCA panel was a new trailer for the upcoming revival, which you can watch below.

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jimmy kimmel x-files parody

My excitement for the upcoming revival of The X-Files found itself tempered yesterday as a new batch of early reviews arrived. To call the early response to the limited series’ first episode negative would be an understatement. The disappointment was palpable. It hung in the air like an alien fog that you could collect in a jar and bottle in a government agency, only for it to break out and wreak havoc in the middle of the season when everyone is taking a break from the overarching mythology episodes

So faithful-but-not-blind X-Files fans need a laugh today and bless Jimmy Kimmel for trying to give us one with this amusing parody, which finds him teaming up David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson for a new case. Watch it for yourself below.

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x-files trailer

Will the upcoming six episodes of The X-Files bring the series’ back to its former glory? The last time we saw Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) was in The X-Files: I Want to be Believe — a major disappointment back in 2008. After rumblings of another film, they decided to bring the characters back to the small screen, and according to the early reactions, the new mini-season gets off to a rough start.

After the jump, read reviews for the upcoming premiere.

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the x-files revival clip

If any top secret government agencies plan to sabotage the upcoming limited series revival of The X-Files, now would be a good time. The return of the iconic show is less than two weeks away and Fox has stopped unleashing trailer after trailer and has moved onto the next phase of their marketing scheme: releasing actual footage from the series for your viewing pleasure.

The first minute (well, 63 seconds) of the first episode of the newly resurrected X-Files is now online and you can watch it right now. Just make sure no one is watching over your shoulder and so on. This is serious business. You have no idea where anyone’s allegiances lie.

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the x-files featurette

2015 was one hell of a year for revivals. Mad Max: Fury Road resurrected a long-dormant franchise with brain-melting style and grace. Creed worked against the odds to open a new and enthralling chapter in the Rocky saga. Star Wars: The Force Awakens gave fans a reason to believe in that long ago, far away galaxy once more. This year has set the bar awfully high for “new versions of things we already love.” Those movies are good enough that they transcend nostalgia – you don’t need warm, tingly childhood feelings to appreciate them.

So what about the upcoming revival of The X-Files? I’ve made my enthusiasm for the original show clear on several occasions, so I’m the exact target audience for this limited series. But will these six episodes preach to the choir and be just a tasty treat for the fans, or will it follow 2015’s lead and be something really special?

This new The X-Files featurette doesn’t answer that question, but it does take you behind the scenes and feature the show’s cast and crew talking up the new project. You can watch it below.

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