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

Truth is now stranger than fiction

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.