We knew it was only a matter of time until there started to be more conversation regarding getting more of “The X-Files” on the air, and that time seems to be now.
While at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Monday, Fox entertainment president David Madden noted that there are discussions in place already to get the show’s stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back on the screen together for another kick at the can. However, he also noted at the same time that there are still scheduling considerations to be made, so there is no guarantee as to a time frame.
Given that Fox has already set their schedule for the 2016-17 season and the show is not on it, be prepared to wait for at least a little while. Our feeling is that if a deal gets done it is possible that we could see the show back in either fall 2017 or the winter of the following year. Duchovny has said that he would like to return to do more than six episodes, but also is not interested in going back to the full orders that were out there in previous years for the series.
One way or another, we figure the deal will get done just because Fox recognizes just how much of a cash cow the franchise is for them. Despite being dormant for many years, it premiered earlier this year to some extremely strong ratings and it also proved to be an aid to “Lucifer” on the schedule.
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