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Fox Orders a New Round of Episodes for The X-Files

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Fox announced that they just ordered a second installment of The X-Files event series on Thursday. The truth is out there, and maybe we’ll finally get some answers.

The new 10-episode long season will star David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, reprising their respective roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The show’s creator Chris Carter will return as well as the executive producer.

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

After the announcement, Anderson and Duchovny both shared their excitement about the follow-up on Twitter.

Last year, our agents left us on a major cliffhanger. The Cigarette Smoking Man activated a plan to depopulate the world, Mulder included. Agent Scully, who is immune to the pandemic because of her Alien DNA, and Agent Einstein have been working on a cure.

By the time they reach Mulder, however, he’s basically beyond the point of saving without also receiving a bone marrow transplant. The only person who would have been able to save him was William, Scully and Mulder’s long-lost son. And then…a UFO appears. Credits.

So, yeah. HUGE cliffhanger. Maybe this time we’ll find out what happened to William? Is the cliffhanger a potential entry point to finally introduce this elusive character?

The X-Files originally debuted in September 1993 and ran for nine seasons. When it returned in 2016 for a six-episode revival, it drew in nearly 16 million viewers, becoming last season’s No. 2 broadcast drama. Not bad. Because of Season 10’s success, news of another event series is no real surprise. We’re just glad Madden was able to add four more episodes this time around.

Production on The X-Files is set to begin this summer, with Season 11 airing sometime during the 2017-2018 season.

Source: EW

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Christina E. Janke

Christina is the co-host of “Intro to Geek” on Shauncastic and Editor-in-Chief at Agents of Geek. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Gail Simone. She hopes to be just like them when she grows up.

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