The X-Files: Fox Orders 10 More Episodes!

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If you’re a fan of The X-Files, you’re in luck!

Fox announced today that the network has ordered 10 more episodes to serve as a second chapter of The X-Files event series.

Creator Chris Carter will executive-producer, and both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

THE X-FILES:  L-R:  Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder.  The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Ed Araquel/FOX
THE X-FILES: L-R: Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder. Cr: Ed Araquel/FOX

“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide,” said David Madden, President, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”

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The X-Files originally premiered in 1993. It then returned in 2016 as a special event series. This second installment of the event series will air during the 2017-2018 season.

Are you excited about the news? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! You can also check out our reviews of the first installment of The X-Files event series right here.

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One thought on “The X-Files: Fox Orders 10 More Episodes!

  • My first reaction was: “Oh what are they thinking?”
    My next reaction: “Oh you’re thinking of another recent revival.”
    Then I thought: “Oh god, they better not end these ten episodes like they did the last five!”
    Finally: “Who am I kidding, they are totally leave us with another cliffhanger aren’t they? AREN’T THEY?”

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