Fox President Defends X-Files Revival, Wants More Episodes

Monday, 08 August 2016 - 8:27PM
X-Files
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 8:27PM
Fox President Defends X-Files Revival, Wants More Episodes
The X-Files revival definitely received mixed reviews, with the Darin Morgan-penned episode "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" standing among the series all-time best, and the mythology-driven entries written by creator Chris Carter drawing critical ire.

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But one person who definitely considers the comeback a success is Fox entertainment president David Madden. Here's what he said to EW about the series:

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"I actually think that the season, the six episodes, were strong. We worked hard with [creator Chris Carter]. The episodes represent Chris and his team's vision. Everybody reads what they read, but if we have the opportunity to do more episodes, we will take our cue from Chris and his team and I think that there was some very strong work the previous season and we look forward to more. I would just add that the show was off the air for a very long time and was introduced to a variety of new viewers. There was still a lot of time to cover in these six episodes so they had the challenge of filling in the mythology and explaining where the characters were and how they got to where they are at the start of the six episodes. I think going forward there won't be the same obligation to reset the series, but I will tell you that on our social platforms, the chatter is overwhelmingly positive and the fans want more episodes. I did read some negative reviews and I also saw some glowing reviews. So, like with most shows, I thought it was very mixed."
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Madden also mentioned that Fox definitely wants the show to come back - and for ten episodes instead of six. 

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"There are significant talks going on with all three of the principals (Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Chris Carter). Schedules are hard but we're working hard to get this done and we would love to get [another] season out."
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Let's hope the show does come back, and that it features, oh, let's say ten episodes written by Darin Morgan. 

Via: EW.
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