After the successful revival of one of the most iconic sci-fi TV series in recent memory, the folks at FOX have pretty much developed money eyes. The network is not giving up a good thing , and will be welcoming Scully and Mulder back into the TV fold. Per Deadline:
After all the teasing and complex corporate conversations, the truth is finally out there today – The X-Files is coming back for the 2017-2018 season.
Just more than three years after the last revival of the Chris Carter-created series was announced, Fox said Thursday a new 10-episode run of the Gillian Anderson- and David Duchovny-starrer is set to start production this summer.
“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 Fox president David Madden. “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.”
Technically the 11th season of The X-Files, this new run will air on Fox’s schedule either later this year or early next. Starting off with strong ratings, the previous six-episode revival of the FBI conspiracy drama debuted January 24, 2016 on the very revival friendly Fox.
This is pretty much a no-brainer. The X-Files paved the way for many recent sci-fi shows and ushered in the notion of mainstream sci-fi, not something simply relegated to fandom. Let’s hope the next season of the series continues to innovate.