The X-Files new season
The X-Files aired from 1993 to 2002 on Fox and followed the exploits of federal agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) as they investigated crimes linked to the paranormal. The series also spawned two films, the eponymous 1998 film, and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). In several interviews around the release, series creatorChris Carter said that if The X-Files: I Want to Believe proved successful at the box office, a third installment would be made going back to the TV series' mythology, focusing specifically on the alien invasion and colonization of Earth foretold in the series finale, due to occur on December 22, 2012. In an October 2009 interview, Duchovny said he would want to do a 2012 X-Files film, but did not know if he would get the chance. Anderson stated in August 2012 that a third X-Files film was "looking pretty good". At theNew York Comic Con held October 10–13, 2013, Duchovny and Anderson reaffirmed that they and Carter are interested in making a third film, with Anderson saying "If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that, then I guess that’s what it would be." On January 17, 2015, Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Gary Newman revealed that there was network interest in reviving The X-Files, not as a film franchise, but as a six episode limited run.
The X-Files new season is a 2016 television miniseries,[nb 1] acting as a continuation of The X-Files, an American science fiction series which originally aired for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002 on Fox. The revival was announced on March 24, 2015 by Fox, who confirmed that a six-episode event series would be produced. The series premiered on January 24, 2016.