Fox has made it official, confirming The X-Files event series will be back for a second season. The second entry in the event series will consist of 10 new episodes starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The X-Files creator Chris Carter is returning as executive producer.
Fox announced filming’s expected to start this summer with an eye on airing the 10 episode season during the 2017-2018 season. The first season in the new event series averaged 16 million viewers and, according to Fox, it was the #2 broadcast drama during its run.
“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.”
The Plot: The X-Files follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.