Fox President Says They Would Love To Do More X-Files Episodes

by Jay Jayson

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The X-Files 6-episode miniseries wraps up this upcoming Monday. The ratings have been spectacular -- "50 million international viewers watched the two-night premiere" -- and one has to wonder if another season will get the greenlight from Fox.

“We said before it aired that we would love to do more, and we are over the moon with the performance. So far, the response has been really encouraging,” Fox entertainment president David Madden told Variety.  

“We haven’t talked to the talent yet about Season 2 in any more definitive way than we had prior to airing the show,” he added, “but certainly, it seems like there’s an audience responding to the show that would love to see more episodes.” 

Sources for Variety have told them that no official conversations are in progress pertaining to The X-Files future, "but Fox would love to make more X-Files happen, if they can — the main hurdle would be getting the schedules of Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny to align, given their other commitments."

The investigations that Mulder and Scully previously began with conspiracy theorist and web-TV show host Tad O’Malley (guest star Joel McHale) seem to have awakened powerful enemies. A widespread panic begins as people all over the country suddenly start falling gravely ill, and Scully must look within to try and find a cure. Meanwhile, Mulder confronts the man whom he believes to be behind it all, but another figure from Mulder and Scully’s past may prove to be the key to their salvation.

“My Struggle II” season finale episode of The X-Files will air Monday, February 22 at 8:00PM ET/PT on Fox.