New reports suggest that FOX is getting closer to green-lighting a new season of “The X-Files” and that filming could begin as early as this summer.
TV Wise reports that FOX has settled “on a short-stack order” of fewer than 10 episodes for the revival season of the iconic show that aired from 1993 to 2002.
Talks with partner studio 20th Century Fox Television are still ongoing, the website reports.
If talks are successful, filming on the new season would begin as early as June, according to TV Wise.
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FOX co-chairman Gary Newman has already confirmed that the network is trying to get stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and the show’s creator Chris Carter, together again.
Mitch Pileggi is also expected to return.
The Daily Mail reported last week that the season would consist of six episodes and that writers from the original series have been asked to participate.
“The idea is to get the old gang back, have some fun and get a bit of closure for us and the audience,” Anderson told The Daily Mail last week.
TV Wise has previously reported that the revival would close out storylines left hanging by both the series and the last “X-Files” movie.
An official announcement is expected within the next month.
In the meantime, here’s a taste of “X-Files” fever on Twitter.