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Milk the Franchise | April 25, 2017

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The X-Files

The X-Files reboot is set to premiere on Fox January 24, 2016, with series creator Chris Carter returning along with David Duchovny (Agent Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) Mitch Pileggi (FBI boss Skinner) and William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man) reprising their iconic roles 14 years after the show went off the air after 9 seasons. The new series will run for only 6 episodes.

Chris Carter discussed what we can expect from the revival with Entertainment Weekly:

Post 9/11 Worldview
The X-Files
ended right after 9/11. A lot has happened since then. A lot of rollback of rights and liberties in the name of our protection. We’re being spied on now, we’re being lied to — all things that, for me, remind me of when I grew up, which was right around Watergate. I think we’re in similar and much more dire times right now.

Mulder and Scully’s relationship
David Duchovny told EW that “Mulder “is in a dark, dark place.”

 

The first and last episodes are mythology episodes and the middle four are standalone story’s. Episodes on and six are titled “My Struggle” , focusing on Mulder’s struggle in #1 and Scully’s struggle in #6.
Gillian Anderson revealed prior to the new season that she was offered half of her co-star David Duchovny’s pay: “I’m surprised that more [interviewers] haven’t brought that up because it’s the truth. Especially in this climate of women talking about the reality of [unequal pay] in this business, I think it’s important that it gets heard and voiced. It was shocking to me, given all the work that I had done in the past to get us to be paid fairly. I worked really hard toward that and finally got somewhere with it.”  Anderson was able to negotiate equal pay, but called the situation “sad.”