Fox International Channels said it will air the revived sci-fi series The X-Files day-and-date across more than 60 countries. The six-episode event series, again helmed by creator and original showrunner Chris Carter and reuniting FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson), will air on FIC’s Fox channels immediately following its January 24 debut on Fox in the U.S.
The series will return as part of a two-night special event across all licensed territories within the international Fox portfolio starting on January 25 and will reach audiences throughout Latin America, Southeast Asia and select markets in Europe including Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain as well as Turkey and Africa.
Fox has used the day-and-date TV launch model on other shows including The Walking Dead, Wayward Pines, Scream Queens and Empire. The upcoming Outcast, which Fox International Studios developed with Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) for Cinemax in the U.S. and Fox channels internationally, also will employ that model. Fox is available as a linear channel and nonlinear offering in over 340 million homes across the US and virtually all international TV markets.
The new The X-Files is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions.