The truth is
out there right here: The X-Files is indeed returning to Fox, with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their respective roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Fox has officially ordered a six-episode continuation of its phenomenally successful supernatural drama, to shoot this summer and (presumably) air at some point next season. (An official airdate remains TBD.)
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said X-Files creator Chris Carter, who will oversee the new episodes. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
The X-Files ended its nine-season run on Fox in May 2002, but the franchise was resurrected on the big screen in 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe, a follow-up to 1998’s The X-Files: Fight the Future. When last we saw Mulder and Scully in Believe, they were grudgingly helping the FBI find some missing women/bust up a bizarre, Frankenstein-like operation in Virginia. Also important to know: The bureau had pardoned Mulder for going on the lam (at the end of the series’ run), Scully had returned to her medical career, and the partners were still romantically entangled and living together.
The BBC’s Gillian Anderson drama The Fall will return for a third series, finally revealing the fate of the serial killer played by Jamie Dornan.
The second series of the BBC2 thriller, one of the channel’s most popular dramas of last year, ended like the first, on a cliffhanger, with Dornan’s Paul Spector lying shot in the arms of detective Stella Gibson (Anderson).
Both stars will return for a new five-part run of the Belfast-based drama which the BBC, announcing its recommission on Tuesday, said would bring the story to a close. It is likely to air next year.
Writer and director Allan Cubitt said: “The cliffhanger ending of season two was conceived in the hope of further exploring the characters and the themes that are at the heart of The Fall.”
Dornan was a relative unknown when the first series aired in 2013, after which he said he felt “scarred” by inhabiting the mind of a serial killer.
Gillian Anderson for A Streetcar Named Desire at Young Vic
Kristin Scott Thomas for Electra at Old Vic
Imelda Staunton for Good People at Hampstead theatre and Noël Coward theatre
Penelope Wilton for Taken at Midnight at Theatre Royal Haymarket
Also A Streetcar Named Desire got nominated as Best revival
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on 12 April.
It’s Thursday morning, which means that yesterday, somewhere in deepest, darkest Surrey, Stig gave another unsuspecting celebrity one hell of a driving lesson. But you’ll have to wait until Sunday to watch it. Sorry.
So to tide you over until Episode 7 airs on Sunday, we’ve spliced together some exclusive behind the scenes footage from X-Files and The Fall star Gillian Anderson’s attempt at delivering a roundhouse kick to Olly Murs’ rather rapid time.
You can watch the video on their site.
The gallery was updated with HD screencaptures from Gillian’s appereance at Top Gear. Enjoy them!
Talk Shows & Interviews > From 2015 > 22×06 – Top Gear (Screencaptures)
This sunday episode of Top Gear features Gillian. I’ve added to the gallery a preview from it with stills. Enjoy!
Talk Shows & Interviews > From 2015 > 22×06 – Top Gear (Stills)
Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent have joined the cast of TV drama “War and Peace,” which is being produced by the BBC, alongside the Weinstein Company, BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point.
Principal photography has started on Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic novel, which is being filmed on location in Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. The miniseries, which is being told across six one-hour episodes, is being directed by Tom Harper (“Woman in Black: Angel of Death”).
Also joining the cast are Rebecca Front (“The Thick of It,” “Lewis”), Kenneth Cranham (“In the Flesh,” “37 Days”), Aneurin Barnard (“Cilla,” “We’ll Take Manhattan”), Tuppence Middleton (“The Imitation Game”), Callum Turner (“Leaving,” “Queen and Country”), Jessie Buckley (“Endeavour”), Brian Cox (“The Game,” “Shetland”) and Ken Stott (“The Hobbit,” “The Missing”).
Previously announced thesps includes Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Stephen Rea, Ade Edmondson and Greta Scacchi.
|Claudia on February 23rd, 2015 Comments Off
First photos of Gillian during last night after party organized by Elton John have been added to the gallery. Hopefully I’ll add more in the following times.
Public Appearances > Events From 2015 > February 22: 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party
The star chatted to us about The X Files, returning to Miss Havisham and leaping on top of Paolo Nutini
Hot off the heels of her prequel to A Streetcar Named Desire, Gillian Anderson popped by Guardian HQ to answer your questions. Here’s what we learned: