The X-Files

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The truth is out there.

One of the most successful and beloved science-fiction series of all time, Chris Carter’s The X-Files spanned nine seasons and 202 episodes, running from 1993 to 2002 on the Fox television network. Frank Spotnitz joined the series in 1994 and wrote or co-wrote more than 40 episodes, directed two and served as executive producer for five years.

FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) specialise in investigating X-Files: unsolved cases involving paranormal and supernatural phenomena. The mythology of alien-believer Mulder and sceptic partner Scully’s thrilling investigations into the world of government conspiracy and aliens, together with their increasingly romantic relationship, captivated audiences around the globe and created a vast fan base.

The series won three Golden Globe Awards for Best Dramatic Series and a Peabody Award. It was nominated three times for Outstanding Drama Series and Frank shared an Emmy writing nomination with Carter, Vince Gilligan and John Shiban for the episode “Memento Mori." Across its nine seasons, the series won a total of sixteen Emmy Awards.