Get your wall of weird ready, it seems Fox is looking to bring back their 90’s cult classic ‘X-Files’ for one more go-around, hoping to settle any and all unresolved plotlines and give the fan favorite one last moment in the sun. Rumors began flying that the show would be returning for one final run back in January, when Duchovny making the following comments:
“I’m assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now. We’ll see what form, how many (episodes). Certainly I can’t nor would I be interested in doing a full season. It will be in some kind of limited form. We’re all old, we don’t have the energy for a full season.”
More recently, a UK outlet named TV Wise recently reported the following:
“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….The feeling was that it would be easier for the always in demand Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny to schedule a block of time to shoot the revival with a short order. The duo, who were always committed to doing more X-Files, have, sources say, agreed to reprise their roles. It is understood than an offer has also gone out to Mitch Pileggi. Other key cast members will also return.”
No one is sure how many episodes exactly the show will air, but according to a rumor put forth by the Daily Mail, the number is most likely around 6. With the recent revival of Fox’s ’24’ getting a 12 episode order, one would hope the ‘X-Files’ would get at least 8-9 episodes, but it all depends on the arc of this block of episodes, and how many episodes they would realistically need to wrap up the story they are trying to tell.
What do you think of the ‘X-Files’ resurgence? What leftover plot-lines are you hoping they’ll wrap up in the “final” season? Let us know in the comments below!