the x-files featurette

Fox’s revival of The X-Files in 2016 was successful enough to warrant a second season. The 2018 run will have 10 episodes, but only two will continue the X-Files mythology directly. David Madden, President of Fox Broadcasting, told the Television Critics Association the mythology episodes would be the season premiere and finale, just like the previous revival season.

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jurassic world 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wraps production this week
  • Vin Diesel addresses the latest Fast & Furious controversy on Instagram
  • A bunch of photos from the set of Godzilla 2
  • The future of the Transformers franchise
  • Will Ferrell has talked about making a Step Brothers 2
  • And more!

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x-files season 11

The truth is still out there. And Mulder and Scully are coming back for The X-Files season 11 to find it.

Fox has ordered a 10-episode season of the legendary sci-fi show, following last year’s six-episode limited series, which arrived 14 years after the show ended its initial run.

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the x-files revival review

For the X-Files fans who still want to believe in an infinite well of supernatural stories, you’re in luck.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be reprising the roles of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in a new audio production titled The X-Files: Cold Cases. The audiobook is based on Joe Harris’ comic series, taking place after the events of the 2008 film The X-Files: I Want to Believe and provide more details on the events between the movie and Fox’s 2016 miniseries revival.

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more X-Files

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 »

x-files prequel

The basic history of FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully was doled out on a need-to-know basis throughout the original run of The X-Files. She was a promising medical medical doctor from a military family who was recruited into the bureau straight out of college. He was a normal-enough kid whose entire existence was turned upside down when his sister was apparently abducted by aliens. Anything beyond that was not necessary to enjoy watching them travel the country, solving supernatural mysteries.

But since the revival of this iconic show (which got significantly better after I reviewed the first two episodes) has attracted massive audiences, The X-Files is journeying into territory that every major genre series eventually passes through. Yep, it’s time for a prequel. In young adult book form. Called The X-Files Origins.

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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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the x-files

Once recent shows like Arrested Development and 24 returned for limited series, networks started looking at older hit shows that could be revived for a few more episodes. Fox had a golden goose in their vaults with The X-Files, which last spawned the 2008 movie I Want To Believe. Now it’s back as a six-episode limited series crafted by Chris Carter with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning.

The series picks up with Dana Scully (Anderson) and Fox Mulder (Duchovny) separated again, but reconnecting over the conspiracy theory of internet talk show host Tad O’Malley (Joel McHale). We also see flashbacks to an alien crash landing that hints at the answers for which Mulder has been searching all along. We spoke with Carter about the new X-Files, which premieres Sunday, January 24 on Fox after football, at the Fox party for the Television Critics Association. Here’s what he had to say. Read More »

x-files posters

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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