The X-Files has edged closer to a limited series revival at Fox.
The network is closing in on an official series continuation of its iconic sci-fi serial procedural, which originally ran from 1993 to 2002, TV Wise reports.
According to the site’s sources, Fox has settled on a “short-stack” order for the revival, as previously revealed by David Duchovny, with the exact episode order yet-to-be-determined but expected to be less than 10.
The limited series order would enable creator Chris Carter and his team to resolve lingering storylines over a suitable number of episodes, while fitting in with the schedules of returning leads Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
With the revival taking place as a ‘limited series’ (as opposed to a mini or limited-run series), the door would seemingly be open for subsequent short seasons, should the tenth season strike the right critical and ratings chord.
While an order is close, talks with producer 20th Century Fox Television are still on-going. All being well, Fox is expected to make an official announcement in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned as this story develops…