Articles about The X-Files
US writer-producer Chip Johannessen shares his approach to writing series television based on his spells on The X-Files spin-off Millennium, Fox hit 24 and Showtime’s Homeland.
One of this month’s top shows is Icelandic murder drama Trapped, which has just launched with strong ratings on BBC4 in the UK. Elsewhere, a strong performance for The X-Files raises the prospect of a renewal – or perhaps a spin-off…
Feature-length ‘story of the week’ dramas continue to work wonders for UK channels, with ITV renewing Morse spin-off Endeavour. Happy Valley starts strongly for the BBC, while The CW’s partnership with DC continue to reap rewards.
The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story is shaping up as one of the top dramas of the year, so get your money on star Cuba Gooding Jr scooping an award. Meanwhile, The X-Files’ international roll-out tops 50 million viewers (and counting).
Fox scores stellar ratings with The X-Files and now has to convince its stars to go again, while Blue Bloods proves a point pertaining to the popularity of procedurals.
Last week, Natpe 2016 saw a glut of Latin American content news, while USA Network gave Nordic Noir its vote of confidence. Elsewhere, Netflix continued commissioning and Sky tied up Showtime dramas for five key European territories.
From E4 and Netflix to BBC2 and FX, the scripted TV business is thriving thanks to unlikely collaborations. Andy Fry reports.
This week Andy Fry looks at the last burst of commissions and renewals before the festive break, a new project for Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and Amazon’s latest assault on the pay TV market.
Small-screen producers are going further than ever in their efforts to send shivers down viewers’ spines, with more horror now heading to TV than ever before. DQ finds out more from those at the forefront of this terrifying trend.
Michael Pickard reflects on Mipcom 2015 and finds that while the huge supply of television drama shows no sign of abating, the business is getting much more complicated.