Five episodes of FOX’s “The X-Files” reboot have aired so far with the finale on the way on Monday. On the whole it hasn’t been a critical success – Darin Morgan’s hilarious Were-Monster third episode being the only true standout, though Glen Morgan’s fourth episode “Home Again” has some big defenders.
Ratings wise though it has had a healthy response, and has led to the obvious question – will there be more episodes after this event series wraps? At present there are no plans in place for another season, though the network has specifically indicated Monday’s episode is a “season finale” and not a “series finale”.
Speaking with Variety, Fox entertainment president David Madden was asked about the show’s fate to which he responded:
“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. We haven’t talked to the talent yet about Season 2 in any more definitive way than we had prior to airing the show, but certainly, it seems like there’s an audience responding to the show that would love to see more episodes.”
More than fifty million international viewers reportedly watched the two-night premiere in the first three days following its debut on Fox channels in eighty countries, with the subsequent episodes holding strong. The main issue now is the schedules of creator Chris Carter along with stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.