“The X-Files” is one of the most popular TV series from the nineties. It not only catapulted its lead pair—David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson— to stardom but also launched careers of some popular actors. “The X-Files” has come to our TV screens once again in a 6-episode series reboot and the first episode is already out.
According to The Daily Beast, the first and last episodes of the mini-series will focus on the alien core theme while the remaining will not be connected in any way. The series will begin with a dead Mulder-Scully relationship. No reasons given, but you can understand why. While Scully has become a successful surgeon who saves children’s lives, Mulder is alone and depressed.
“We didn’t want to do something that reworked old material or was just a sequel to what we’d done before. I wanted to make something fresh and original,” Chris Carter, the show’s creator, told Sacramento Bee.
The season premiere, notes The Daily Beast is known as “My Struggle.” It is about a global web of government and corporate lies that one character, Tad O’Malley, calls “the most evil conspiracy the world has ever known.” While earlier sceptical, Mulder-Scully finally realised that O’Malley may be right after all.
According to Carter, he has relied a lot on current news, newsmakers and events like National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and eroding personal privacy.
“Every time I open the paper, I see something that would make an interesting X-File,” Carter added.
When the show was aired more than a decade ago, “The X-Files” garnered around 20 million viewers per episode, making it one of the most loved TV Series. According to Mail Online, the series also provided a stepping stone in the world of showbiz for actors like Michael Buble and actors like Jack Black, Jane Lynch, Aaron Paul, Lucy Liu, Ryan Reynolds, Octavia Spencer, Giovanni Ribisi, Felicity Huffman and Bryan Cranston.