Whose excited for another 10 episodes of The X-Files?! Most of us can agree that it’s pretty cool to see one of the best sci-fi shows ever return to the airwaves for a second “reboot” season in 2018 but Fox has announced that there will be some changes to the format.
Apparently, they are ditching the old mythology story arcs in favor of less complex, more straight-forward standalone type episodes. Basically, they are dumbing it down and some people are really happy about it (not me).
Of the 10 episodes we can expect next season, a whopping eight of them will have nothing to do with furthering the search for the truth due to split reviews from last season.
Fox entertainment chairman David Madden explained, “We’re really proud of last season. We had the responsibility to explain to the audience what had happened in the intervening seven or eight years. We’re free from that responsibility this time and can just plunge in and tell the stories. We’re having a lot of fun doing it. Eight of the episodes will be stand-alone stories so they will be classic ‘Mulder and Scully plunging into new adventures.’”
Madden did also tease, “we start the season right up from where the season finale left off with that big helicopter and takes you right from there. You’ll be launched into a very urgent adventure that has a lot to do with William — Mulder and Scully’s kid. so the search for William will be a significant thread through the show. You will see the Cigarette Smoking Man [William B. Davis]. You may see The Lone Gunmen somewhere along the line. There will be other characters from the previous mythology that will be reprised.”
Okay, now you’ve got our attention! Most original series fans are aching to know more about William and see him reunited with his parents. Is it 2018 yet? Sigh.