After a lot of rumors and assumptions, Fox finally announced on Thursday the coming “The X-Files” Season 2 event series. The new chapter will be composed of 10 episodes featuring the original cast David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson playing their respective roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Chris Carter, too, will return as the series’ executive producer continuing the mystery it has. Technically, this will be the science fiction drama’s 11th season, but it is now considered as an event series.

A show loved by many

“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators [sic] – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows,” president of Fox David Madden said (per Entertainment Weekly).

There are the main reasons why “a lot of people still loves the X-Files” until today.

The creator’s invaluable ideas and creativity added with David and Gillian’s valuable works help the show to continue to shine. And now that it has been renewed, the network’s head is now excited to see the new mysteries Mulder and Scully have to face.

The expected renewal

The X-Files” first debuted in September 1993 and run for nine seasons. The show returned in 2016 featuring a six-episode revival. Even though it has been on a hiatus for 13 years, it still managed to receive an “average multi-platform audience” of almost 16 million viewers. In fact, it became as the said year’s number two broadcast drama.

With that, it is not surprising that it will be renewed for another season.

Madden even said at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that it is complete enough to continue the show because of Duchovny and Anderson’s busy schedules – the latter even has a major role in the coming “American Gods.”

But, they promised that they have something to announce soon. He even teased that there will be more episodes than expected.

True enough, it now has ten episodes compared to the previous season’s six-episode arc.

Last season’s review

The new season of “The X-Files” might be released on Fox either in the late months of 2017 or the early months of 2018. To recall, the previous season was revealed on Jan. 24, 2016. In a review made by Deadline, the writer named Dominic Patten said that the revival was “strikingly serious and silly.”

In fact, it was the same as the original “The X-Files” series. Hence, the show’s story is very worth to be revived. The upcoming new season is set to start filming this summer.