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“The X-Files” returns on Fox with 10 new episodes

Fox announced that “The X-Files” will return with a 10-episodes second installment. The event series will air during the 2017-2018 season.

Fox announce a second installment of “The X-Files” series to be aired during the 2017-2018 season. The all new 10 episodes will be executive-produced by creator Chris Carter and according to the company David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be returning in their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

“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.”

According to Fox Broadcasting, in 2016, “The X-Files” drew an average Multi-Platform audience of nearly 16 million viewers and was last season’s second most broadcasted drama.

The series originally premiered in September 1993 and had a nine-season run and a feature film with the same name. In 2008, a second film was made, preceding the 2016 tenth season revival.

“The X-Files” rapidly became one of the most influential sci-fi series. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases.

Production for the new series will begin in the summer.

Sylvia Jacob