The X-Files Creator on How Trump's Presidency Has Made His Show More Relevant Than Ever

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Two years ago, Fox’s revival of The X-Files was a huge success. The six-episode return of FBI Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) ended up as the No. 5 rated broadcast show in the 18-49 demo that season, behind only Sunday Night Football, Empire, The Big Bang Theory and Thursday Night Football. Fox was eager for a follow-up in 2017, but a second season of the revival took an additional year to coordinate the schedules of stars Duchovny and Anderson.

Yet the delay ended up working in the show’s favor, as Donald Trump’s presidency has made the show more relevant than ever.



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