March 24, 2015


You Want to Believe: 'The X-Files' May Get a Limited-Run TV Revival

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Fox Broadcasting via Getty Images

In the beginning of the year, Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman confirmed that discussions were underway for a limited run revival of The X-Files for the small screen. In a new report, aN unnamed source close to the network says Fox has settled on a "short-stack" order of the resurrected series. According to the source, The X-Files revival would run less than 10 episodes.

There's a catch, though: only way the revival will happen is if Fox's sister studio, 20th Century Fox Television, also agrees to terms. We want to believe...

According to a separate report, the new episodes of The X-Files could start filming as early as June. If that ends up happening, the revival version of the sci-fi franchise would possibly premiere in 2016 as Fox's summer event show. 

Created by Chris Carter, The X-Files originally ran from between 1993 and 2002. The science fiction series starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI special agents who investigated unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. The show also spawned two big screen features and The Lone Gunmen, a spin-off series that ran for one season in 2001 on Fox. The X-Files is longest-running science fiction series in U.S. television history