Saturday, March 28, 2015

197.1 - Good News: X-Files returns

Good News: X-Files returns

We'll start with some Good News, at least I think it's good news. It's a quick totally non-political admission of a guilty pleasure: FOX has announced that it's bringing back The X-Files for a limited, six-episode run. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully - in the form of David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson because how could it be otherwise - will be back, and the stories will be shepherded to the screen by the creator of the original series, Chris Carter.

X-Files ran nine seasons, winning 16 Emmys and spawning two feature films. It's a measure of the show's impact that even now, 13 years after it went off the air, just say "Mulder and Scully" and most people will know exactly what you're referring to.

Production will start in the summer. There was no announcement of a premiere date nor if anyone else from the original show will be involved. Personally, I'm rooting for a place to be found for Mitch Pileggi - Agent Skinner, that is.

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