New X-Files series will debut in January 2016


New X-Files series will debut in January 2016

We're still a little surprised that The X-Files is coming back, what with the long wait since the last episode of the TV series in mid 2002 and the pretty terrible I Want to Believe feature film in 2008.

But coming back it is, complete with returning leads David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter as a six episode event mini series made for Fox television.

We don't yet know what the story will be - though presumably it takes place a long time after the tales we've seen before - but we do have some concrete news on an air day. The first episode will air in the US on Fox on Sunday the 24th of January 2016, with the second episode following on Monday the 25th.

The episodes will then air every Monday evening for the next four weeks, rocketing through a plot which is said to feature both 'monster of the week' episodes and a wider narrative arc. That's pretty much in keeping with the way the original show went, though that central arc started to get a bit convoluted over time.

It's a prime position for the revival of The X-Files and the short length of the run means there's no chance of Fox giving up halfway through and never renewing it. Hopefully a complete story will be told in the six episodes and we'll have to wait and see if that's working towards a longer second season or even another big screen outing.

The X-Files will be back on TV from the 24th of January 2015.

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