Saturday, March 21, 2015

'The X-Files' TV Reboot Soon to Get the Fox Greenlight?

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It was a cold January 17 in 2015 when the news broke of the possibility of a resurrection of the Fox supernatural series, The X-Files. Fans of the show got all excited at the possibility of a Mulder and Scully reunion, but thanks to the busy schedules of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, we filed it under, "Probably not, but damn it would be cool."

Now an exclusive over at TV Wise reveals that this reunion really happen and it is close to becoming a reality. The report states:

Fox is close to giving an official green-light to a revival of their iconic science fiction series, which originally aired between 1993 and 2002. Per sources, the network has settled on a "short-stack" order for the revival and while the exact size of the order is yet-to-be-determined, I’m told it will be less than ten episodes (though I can’t confirm the Daily Mail’s report that it will be six). It should be stressed, however, that talks with sister studio 20th Century Fox Television are still on-going.

Unresolved story lines plan to be addressed but they're still working out the kinks of the Anderson and Duchovny scheduling issues. They mention that production will hopefully begin this summer. Good news is, Chris Carter will be returning to to pen the scripts and serve as an executive producer.

Despite the lack of a comment from the big wigs at Fox, TV Wise reports that, "According to sources, Fox is aiming to make a 'big announcement' just ahead of their upfront presentation in New York City this coming May."

I hope I'm not jinxing this project by saying that I have a good feeling about this actually happening. I'm not sure it'll work or quell the cravings of us X-Philes, but I think we'll be seeing what's up with Dana and Fox in the near future. Don't fight it. See what I did there? (crickets)

-Larissa Mrykalo

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