The truth is still out there as ‘X-Files’ returns for new season

Actor Duchovny poses on his star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles
Actor David Duchovny poses on his star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

April 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mulder and Scully’s search for the truth will continue in a new series of Fox’s hit sci-fi show “The X-Files,” the network said Thursday, a year after the show was revived.

“The X-Files” will return in the fall with 10 new episodes that will see fictional FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigating cases involving unexplained and often extraterrestrial cases.

The series, which ran between 1993 and 2002, was rebooted with a six-episode run last year, reuniting Mulder and Scully as they found themselves once again chasing government cover-ups, monsters, mysterious objects in the sky and their son, William.

The revival drew nearly 16 million viewers, said 20th Century Fox Television, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc <FOXA.O.

The show drew a devoted cult fan base with its questioning of government secrets and the constant search for the truth.

Show creator Chris Carter told Reuters last year that “The X-Files” as become even more relevant in the present age where conspiracy theories still run rife on the internet and UFOs still perplex people.

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

  • Warpaint

    If they still have Chris Carter and his writing staff they should do well.

  • gotye

    Looking forward to it!

  • Russ

    I enjoyed it, but I was a huge fan of the early years. I mean that was really SciFi at it’s best.

  • ELMO

    The first recent attempt at FOX was cheeky and not worth the time to watch.

  • HarryObrian

    After Californication many just can’t watch that show with the same appreciation for Mulder.

    • Russ

      Well if it’s any consolation he did marry and knock up Scully.

      • HarryObrian

        I was just referring to his on screen character(s), nothing else…

  • RURC

    I cant wait I love that show.