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The X-Files

The X-Files

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Photo Credit:  Frank Ockenfels/FOX
  • Premiered: 
    September 10, 1993
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

THE X-FILES chronicles the nine-year-long journey of two FBI agents -- the eternal skeptic Dana Scully and true believer Fox Mulder -- as they seek to explain unsolved cases involving the paranormal. From alien abductions and ghostly apparitions to genetic misfits and supernatural freaks, Mulder and Scully find themselves pitted at odds with both the government and each other as they seek to unveil the truth: that these unusual cases are a part of a much bigger conspiracy which threatens all of mankind, boiling down to one man with a fond inclination towards cigarettes and a secret pact made years ago with a species not of this world. Will Mulder and Scully be able to stop a future alien invasion in time? Thirteen years after the original series run ended, the next chapter of THE X-FILES opens with a special two-night event on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 10pm ET/7pm PT on FOX, immediately following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (so the actual time start time may be later, depending on the duration of the football game and postgame), and continuing on Monday, January 25 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX. The new chapter will continue to air on Mondays at 8pm, with creator/executive producer Chris Carter back at the helm and with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. "I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," said Carter. "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories." Also returning is Mitch Pileggi as FBI Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner. Plus, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund and Bruce Harwood, known to fans as the Lone Gunmen, are are set to appear.

The new chapter -- called an event series, a miniseries or Season 10, depending on the source -- opens with Mulder and Scully being approached by a popular conspiracy theorist web-TV show host, Tad O'Malley (guest star Joel McHale), who believes he has uncovered a significant government conspiracy. With the assistance of Skinner, O'Malley seeks to enlist the help of former X-Files agents Mulder and Scully, who have since severed ties with the FBI. Through O'Malley, they are introduced to Sveta (guest star Annett Mahendru), a possible alien abductee who shares shocking information with them that will challenge everything that Mulder has ever believed about the existence of aliens and the government's role in covering them up. Additional guest stars this season include: Doug Savant as Augustus Goldman; Rebecca Wisocky as Jackie Goldman; Vik Sahay as Gupta; Kumail Nanjiani as Pasha; Rhys Darby as Guy Man; Tyler Labine as Stoner #1; Nicole Parker-Smith as Stoner #2; and many more celebrities.
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On Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT, FOX premiered the finale of the six-episode event series of THE X-FILES. In the finale, "My Struggle II," which was written and directed by Chris Carter, 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. Additional guest stars include: William B. Davis as Cigarette Smoking Man, Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes, Robbie Amell as Agent Miller, and Lauren Ambrose as Agent Einstein.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Ten Thirteen Productions
  • Produced by 20th Century Fox Television

Settings

  • Fox Mulder - Alexandria, Virginia USA
  • Dana Scully - Annapolis, Maryland USA
  • The Shadowy Syndicate - Manhattan, New York USA - Map It!
  • C.G.B. Spender - Washington DC USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • May 20, 2001: Alex Krycek dies
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  • May 20, 2001: William Scully is born
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  • April 21, 2002: The Lone Gunmen (Byers, Frohike, Langly) die