“THE X-FILES” RETURNS TO FOX
Emmy Award-winning Pop Culture Phenomenon
From Chris Carter Is Back as Six-Episode Event Series
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to Reprise Their Roles as
FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully
Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.
The announcement was made today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group and Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of THE X-FILES. Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015. Further details remain under wraps and will be announced at a later date.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of THE X-FILES – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again,” remarked Newman and Walden. “THE X-FILES was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as THE X-FILES, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”
THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. 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 – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, THE X-FILES is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.
the next mind-bending chapter is coming! | The X-Files on Fox.
Adrian Pasdar will be returning for another go at the Agents as Hulkbuster Glenn Talbott in Season 2 of the ABC actioner.
Last season we only got a slight introduction to Talbott but he has a rich history in Marvel Comics as being General Thunderbolt Ross‘ bulldog in the chase for Bruce Banner.
At the very least, reports are that he will be there for the season opener but no indication how much more after that
We got a darkened glimpse of Skye’s purported father in the finale of the show last year and now we may have confirmation on who will portray the role.
Kyle MacLachlan has been cast as “The Doctor” and TVLine revealed that he will be Skye’s dad. This seems out of character for Marvel, having leaked a key role for the upcoming season.
The role is still shrouded in mystery even though we don’t have a secret to hold onto now.
One must wonder whether Marvel will have anymore notable actors for the various roles on TV and in film?
Agents of SHIELD will premiere on Tuesday September 23rd at its new time–9PM.
Today, we got a first look at Charlie Cox from the set of Netflix/Marvel’s Daredevil project. We see Matt Murdock sitting outside of a church in Brooklyn. Marvel has specialized in making movies of a certain genre from fantasy (Thor), to spy thriller (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), to techno-thriller (Iron Man 3), and now to space opera (Guardians of the Galaxy). However, Marvel has been a bit more homogenous in its TV efforts with Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. which is a suped up procedural. We will have to see how they handle Agent Carter, which for my money, I would turn into Mickey Spillane–a film noir potboiler.
I believe that Daredevil (and the rest of the Defenders series) will take a page from what Drew Pearce established with All Hail the King. Pearce cribbed his aesthetic from ’70s grindhouse, and Daredevil executive producer Steven DeKnight has acknowledged that they would be doing the same with a “gritty” look. I don’t know if he’ll get any credit, but Joe Carnahan was once attached to a feature film Daredevil project and even released his version of the sizzle reel when development fell apart. Daredevil would appear to have a wonderful look, but let’s see where the story goes and how it connects with the other individual series, as well as the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I wonder whether they will go the route of a Rockford Files or Baretta kind of private eye show (because that’s the way I would go).
No release date has been given for the Netflix series, but expect to see more photos of Cox’s fellow castmembers, Elden Hensen (Foggy Nelson), Deborah Woll (Karen Page), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Kingpin) coming soon as filming picks up.