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X-Files creator on show’s original run, pop culture significance, and 2016 revival




(L-R) Executive producer/director Chris Carter, Dana Walden, Co-Chairman-CEO, Fox Television Group, Gary Newman, Co-Chairman-CEO, Fox Television Group, actress Gillian Anderson and actor David Duchovny pose at the after party for the premiere of Fox's
(L-R) Executive producer/director Chris Carter, Dana Walden, Co-Chairman-CEO, Fox Television Group, Gary Newman, Co-Chairman-CEO, Fox Television Group, actress Gillian Anderson and actor David Duchovny pose at the after party for the premiere of Fox's "The X-Files."
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In 1992, Chris Carter was working for Twentieth Century Fox Television when he came up with an idea for a show called ‘X-Files,’ which would focus on two detectives who investigate unsolved cases involving the paranormal and otherworldly.

Unorthodox, though it was at the time, Fox jumped at the chance, and a cult classic was born. It premiered in 1993 and spanned nine seasons, ultimately ending in 2002.

The show launched the acting careers of stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and became an iconic part of American pop culture.

Fast forward 14 years, and X-Files is coming back to TV. Fox announced it would be reviving the show as a miniseries, with Duchovny and Anderson returning to reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

The first episode premieres Sunday, January 24th at 7p PT.

Today, X-Files creator Chris Carter joins Larry on AirTalk to look back on the show as a body of work and ahead to its revival in 2016.

Guest:

Chris Carter, writer, executive producer, and creator of the X-Files