The X-Files will be back for a six episode run! Rumors had been going around and some statements were made about a possible return, but now it’s been confirmed by creator Chris Carter. After a 13 year break David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back as Mulder and Scully.
I’ve posted before on how much I love The X-Files in my Shows Worth Watching post and now official news that it will be returning is good to hear. Admittedly, I have some trepidation about a favorite show coming back after such a long time being off the air. Recently, 24 came back for a successful limited show run but 24 didn’t have the big gap in time that The X-Files has had. Will Mulder and Scully still be relevant? How will today’s technology affect the story lines and action of the agents? Will the Lone Gunmen make an appearance (how could they not given today’s plethora of outlets to report conspiracy theories, etc.)?
I’m keeping my hopes up that when the shows do finally air, they are able to please life-long fans as well as attract new ones. Keeping the main original actors and the creator involved is a good sign but judgment will be held until then. Are you an X-Files fan? If so, what are your thoughts of the show returning for a limited run? Do you think this is a good idea? I’d love to hear what others think!