Fox close to giving new X Files series the green light

Good news for fans of the unexplained, with TV Wise reporting that Fox is close to greenlighting a new series of The X Files.

A new series of the popular show has been rumoured for some time now, with the report claiming that Fox executives have decided to give the go-ahead to a “short stack” series order, thought to be less than ten episodes.

Both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are thought to be on board with the idea, with the latter having expressed a willingness to return for a short run when asked about the possibility back in January…

“I’m assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now,” said the star. “We’ll see what form and how many. Certainly I can’t, nor would I be interested in, doing a full season. It will be in some kind of limited form. We’re all old, we don’t have the energy for a full season.”

The studio has yet to officially confirm the show as yet, but it sounds as though the wheels are firmly in motion, with series creator Chris Carter also involved. Fingers crossed, truth fans…

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