Back in January, confirmation surfaced from Fox that discussions were underway for a potential revival of The X-Files — similar to the network’s 24: Live Another Day event series. Since then, talks have remained just that — talks. There’s still no active greenlight for the series, but some new reports say that may soon change.
Per sources, the network has settled on a “short-stack” order for the revival and while the exact size of the order is yet-to-be-determined, I’m told it will be less than ten episodes (though I can’t confirm the Daily Mail’s report that it will be six). It should be stressed, however, that talks with sister studio 20th Century Fox Television are still on-going. (Via TV Wise)
In order for the series to go into production, both the Fox network and its partner studio 20th Century Fox Television (different entities under the same umbrella) need to sign off on the project.
If intense negotiations can be finalized soon, then filming of six episodes of the very last look at the X-Files, the sci-fi show that launched [Gillian Anderson] and David Duchnovny 22 years ago, could be under way as early as June. (Via The Daily Mail)
If everything works out, the revival will likely serve as the network’s 2016 summer event show — a tradition than began with 24 and will continue with the upcoming Wayward Pines. With any luck, confirmation will come within the next month or two so that we can all start updating our fan fiction again.