If you were unsure on how the return of ‘The X-Files‘ might be, we have some great news to share with you! To help keep the tone and pacing in line with what fans remember, you will be happy to hear that original series writers Glen Morgan and James Wong will be returning to scribe for this special 6 episode event. Not only will they be back, but they are set to write and direct one episode apiece with Morgan joining creator Chris Carter as an Executive Producer!
While most of the major talent has returned, it does look like Vince Gilligan will most likely not be making a comeback for ‘The X-Files’ most likely due to being busy with fleshing out ‘Beanstalk for Disney.
Not much is known past who is involved with this 6 episode revival of the ‘X-Files.’ That being said Carter recently gave out a few potential details in a Q&A about returning to both Vancouver for filming and TV in general.
The best takeaway quote for fans could quite potentially be this comment about the Lone Gunmen returning:
“As we say in The X-Files, even though you’re dead you’re never really dead.”
I’m not sure if their return would be by flashback or something else entirely, but it’ll be interesting to see if that comment alludes to a well put together piece or just fan pandering.
While I’m sure many of us are hoping for a fully serialized story being told in these six potentially last episodes ever of the ‘X-Files,’ that doesn’t seem to be the case.
“You really get what you have come to expect with “The X-Files,” which is a combination of the ongoing Mulder and Scully conspiracy saga, relationship and stand-alone episodes that will come interspersed. That said, it will all be of a piece, meaning that it won’t feel disconnected. It’ll all feel as if it’s taking place in what I would call television “real time.””
Carter has clearly shown over the years that he can blend these two styles rather well, but with the series never having had a proper send off this might be it for fans and I’m sure many of us were hoping for six hours of the grand conspiracy being thrown into the limelight.
So how are Mulder and Scully doing these days? Well according to Carter:
“As we saw in the second movie, they were together, not married. Living together. But when we come back we will find that relationship is not where we left it.
That relationship was kind of mysterious. Did they get together? Didn’t they get together? If they’ve got a child together, when did they get together? These are questions that we will deal with and answer in good time.”
Obviously the relationship between this pair is critical to how the fans have enjoyed watching them grow as friends and more over the years. I want to believe that we’re really going to have a call back to the best parts of the series going forward and if this is going to be goodbye, that Carter sends off the pair in style.
What are your thoughts on the return of ‘The X-Files’? Do you think these six episodes will be the last of the series or will we be getting an ongoing show once more? Share your thoughts below!