Last year The X Files returned to our screens after a 16 year hiatus, and whilst for the most part the six episode run was kinda stupid and looked pretty dated, it was still highly enjoyable to see Mulder and Scully back on our screens for six episodes, hunting aliens and trying desperately to track down the truth.
Of course, they didn’t manage to and the series ended on a cliffhanger with most of the US infected with some disease the cancer man had unleashed and Mulder getting abducted by aliens or something, even though it was revealed that aliens didn’t actually exist earlier in the series. You never know with those guys.
Despite the popularity of the run, it was uncertain whether or not the series would return to wrap up its loose ends (yeah right, what we really mean is continuing to flog a dead horse further and further into the ground). But recently it was announced that The X Files would return for a ten episode run next year. Here’s what Fox Broadcasting Company president David Madden had to say about it:
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.
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.
Great. I think everyone knows this probably isn’t going to be very good, but just like last time a shit tonne of people are probably going to tune in like we did last time. Just can’t resist a good bit of nostalgia, can we? Suckers.
For more X Files, check out the connections between it and ‘Breaking Bad’. You’ll be surprised.