CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - After 13 years, Fox Mulder, Dana Scully and the X-Files are back.
It’s the series that redefined television, paving the way for most of the modern cable series of today.
Extended story arcs, a dark mythology, gory supernatural violence – these are things that rarely appeared on network television before creator Chris Carter created the series in 1993.
FOX 32’s Jake Hamilton recently sat down with Carter in Los Angeles to talk about his television legacy.
At its height, The X-Files was watched by 27 million people, meaning that out of the nine seasons and 202 episodes, everyone has a favorite.
But whatever your favorite episode is, it’s part of a show that changed the landscape of television forever, something Carter is happy about.
“We’re all part of a continuum. So everything that came before me was an influence to me, and I think that everything that comes after is influenced by what came before,” Carter said.
It may only be for six episodes, but the brief return of the X-Files will serve as a reminder of the show that changed the game.
The show that broke the rules, the show that made us believe.