new X-Files series

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 »

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Hannibal season 3 promo

Hannibal returns for a third season beginning on June 4, and with just a couple weeks left before the new season premiere we’ve got a long new Hannibal Season 3 promo that teases a bunch of new developments in the show. This promo features the major cast members explaining some of where the characters are now, and what’s different this year. “Season three is like a blank slate” says Caroline Dhavernas, who plays Alana Bloom.

There’s also the promise of the arrival of a familiar character, Francis Dolarhyde, played by Richard Armitage, who we see in this video.

Note: If you haven’t seen the second season of Hannibal and are planning to, what follows may feature a few spoilers. (But that’s been the case for all of this season’s promos so far.) Read More »

X-Files premiere date

“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 »

X-files limited series

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 »

Fox Wants to Revive ‘The X-Files’

X-files return

Talk of a third X-Files movie has cropped up often in the past few years, but now it seems like a new TV installment might be more likely than anything else. Fox execs have revealed that they are pursuing an X-Files return — ideally with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Read More »

The Lego Movie

When the Lego Batman movie was announced last week, we found that it had taken over the release window previously set for The Lego Movie 2. Now, alongside all those other DC Comics and Harry Potter spin-off movies announced or confirmed by Warner Bros. this morning, we have confirmation that The Lego Movie 2 is still happening, and we have a general release window. In addition, read about the following items:

  • Gillian Anderson issues a call to Paul Feig to be cast in Ghostbusters,
  • The Vacation sequel/reboot will have a Freaks and Geeks mini-reunion,
  • There’s a second Woman in Black – Angel of Death teaser,
  • And one of Ellen’s regular guests scores a Magic Mike XXL role.

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One of the best-known phrases related to The X-Files is “I want to believe.” Four simple words with multiple layers of meaning for a show that dazzled viewers for years, but eventually left some unfulfilled. Two movies added to that excitement and frustration, and yet the legacy has never quite soured. Fans have always believed. In fact, co-star David Duchovny still wants to believe himself.

Recently appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Duchovny expressed a desire to play Fox Mulder again, encouraging fans to write to 20th Century Fox and get a third film made. Watch the video below. Read More »

What does it take to generate new interest in a property as well-worn as the Hannibal Lecter story sequence from novelist Thomas Harris? For the new TV show Hannibal, in which producer Bryan Fuller charts the early days of the working relationship between FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Lecter, a few things are obvious parts of the approach.

The cast is on. In addition to Dancy there’s the attention-getting choice of Mads Mikkelsen (Pusher, Casino Royale) as Lecter, with the addition of Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres, Gillian Anderson, Eddie Izzard and Ellen Greene, with Caroline Dhavernas and Lance Henriksen.

And then there’s Fuller’s style, which oozes from this first full trailer. His weird American Gothic approach looks very much like a good fit for this story. We’ve seen the Lecter story told exhaustively on film (in Manhunter, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Hannibal Rising, and the Manhunter remake Red Dragon) but visually, at least, this version seems to go in a new direction. And while the story lends itself to the old procedural format that is so familiar from innumerable TV shows, that visual style helps Hannibal stand out.

Check out the trailer below. Read More »

Lots of casting, first looks and more in this edition of TV Bits. After the jump find the following:

  • Your first look at Showtime’s new shows Masters of Sex with Lizzy Caplan and Ray Donovan with Liev Schrieber.
  • Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon will helm the pilot for the ABC 1980s family comedy How the F Am I Normal?
  • Jessica Lange will stay with American Horror Story unless Ryan Murphy “sinks the ship.”
  • Meet the season six guest stars of Californication, including Maggie Grace.
  • Check out a photo from the final table read of 30 Rock.
  • Emmy winner Margo Martindale joins the cast of The Americans.
  • Billy Campbell is not returning to The Killing.
  • X-Files star Gillian Anderson joins Hannibal.
  • Watch the trailer for Doctor Who: The Snowmen, a Christmas special.

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