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It's December, so Greenlight Baby?

Well philes, 2012 has come and almost gone, and still no greenlight. We know what you’re feeling. Believe us, we’re feeling it too. After four years of campaigning for a third film, we are shocked and saddened that it hasn’t happened yet. The way we see it, there are two ways forward. One, we could give it up, throw in the towel, and say at least we gave it our best shot. Most people probably wouldn’t fault us for it, though we would fault ourselves. Two, we could refuse to accept defeat and be who we are. We could dust ourselves off, pick ourselves up, and forge on ahead because giving up has never been a part of our vocabulary, and after five years of XFilesNews, we’ll be damned if it becomes a part of our vocabulary now.

So there it is; how we’re feeling, what we’re thinking, and we have a proposition for you. We’ve been working on a special project over the last 3 months and we desperately need your help. Through thick and thin you’ve been with us. You’ve laughed with us. You’ve cried with us, and you’ve inspired us to be better than ourselves. We’ve been grateful to call each of you friends and a part of our worldwide family. What we’re asking of you now is for less than 5 minutes of your time with a video camera.

Please record yourself dancing, smiling, singing, doing whatever it is you want to do for our Greenlight Baby music video. We are in the final stages of finishing the music and editing and we want to have as many philes take part as possible. This very special project is going to release on December 21st. This date should have seen us all at a midnight premiere and sharing the excitement of another phile reunion. Since it’s not what came to pass, we’d like to take that day to do two things. First, we'd like to celebrate everything this fandom has become: hard work, perseverance, and teamwork, because no one gets there alone. Second, we'd like to show our support to TenThirteen Productions, Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson for their unwavering support of a third X-Files feature film.

Take a look at the 30 second promo for our upcoming video below and please…find 5 minutes of your time between now and December 10th to record yourself, your friends, and your family and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We will be sharing this video with the philes, with TenThirteen, with the cast and crew of The X-Files and most importantly, with 20th Century Fox. We’re eternally grateful for your support and we plan to keep fighting the good fight.

Don’t Give Up.

The XFN Team


Take the jump for the lyrics.

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Spotnitz on Sam Hunter's Next Adventure

As you may have heard here at XFN and on many different media outlets, the BBC decided not to renew Hunted, Frank Spotnitz new series. However, this doesn't mean that the road is over for Sam Hunter, the main character of the series, portrayed by Melissa George.

This is because, as confirmed by Spotnitz himself and Cinemax, a new spinoff is in the works. 

According to his interview with our friends at Den Of Geek, Spotnitz and HBO will be able to continue with the mithology created for the show, but they won't be able to develop it as an exact continuation of the previous production between the BBC and Cinemax.

Regardless of what the future brings for this amazing spy drama story, Frank is delighted to be able to continue the road for these characters, now with the advantages of producing for a more defined audience.

In an exclusive short conversation with XFN, he went on to say: 

"I'd like to give a special shout out to all the X-Philes who've voiced their support for Hunted. Thank you all so much for always being there. I'm incredibly excited about continuing Sam's story with Cinemax, and I can't wait for you to see what comes next."

We invite you to read the whole interview at Den Of Geek, but we warn you, it does include SPOILERS from the last episode. So proceed with caution. It also includes the previously released questions about XF3 and the possibilities of an X-Files reincarnation.

If you're watching Hunted on the BBC, the final episode of this incarnation will air on November 26th, but the show still has a few episodes to go in its airing at Cinemax.

Happy Birthday, Frank!

Today is 11/17. Don't recognize the numbers? Well add it to 10/13 and 11/21 because today is Frank Spotnitz' birthday!

He answers our emails, responds to our tweets, and he's probably the biggest advocate for XF3 that you'll find. Most fandoms aren't so lucky to have someone so involved with fans, so today, make sure you wish him a happy birthday! Send him a tweet @Big_Light or an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

And if you haven't heard yet, we're doing a giveaway on Twitter to celebrate. Tweet us @XFilesNews and tell us what you love about Frank's new show Hunted. Include the #Hunted hashtag. Send as many tweets as you like until midnight Pacific Time. Someone will win special XF goodies!

Cinemax in Talks for More 'Hunted'

Deadline and TV Wise are reporting that Cinemax is in talks with Hunted series creator Frank Spotnitz about continuing the story of Sam Hunter, after BBC One announced this week that it would not be renewing the spy drama.

Hunted, which has earned some of the highest reviews for a Cinemax show, was down in the ratings for BBC One after it was unable to hold its own against ITV1's season finale of DCI Banks and a network premiere of The Inbetweeners Movie (though Hunted was up in ratings the week before). BBC One announced it would not be renewing the series, and it appears Cinemax is stepping in. Hunted has done well for Cinemax in the U.S. and Cinemax's promotion of the show has seen the fan following for Hunted increase in recent weeks.

We've been following the production of Hunted since the series was first envisioned, and if you have not yet seen this exciting and suspenseful spy drama, you are missing out on one of the best new shows on television.

Head over to Deadline and to TV Wise for much more on this developing turn of events.


BBC1 not to Renew 'Hunted'

BBC One has announced that they won't be renewing Hunted for a second season. According to their statement to The Guardian, the network wasn't satisfied with the ratings the spy drama had achieved this last week, going from 4 million viewers on its premiere to 2.4 million viewers on its sixth episode.

BBC One was hoping that the show would capture mainstream audience, supposedly to replace the void that Spooks had left in their programming.

This doesn't necessarily mean that the show is over... yet. Helmed by Frank Spotnitz, Hunted is also produced in association with Kudos Television, Big Light Productions and Cinemax. While the reach of the show has been limited in the US because the network's character, it seems like their opinion of the show may differ from their European counterpart, according to TV Wise.

As of right now, there is no confirmation that the American network will step up and continue production for Hunted, but this wouldn't be a rare situation. As you may remember, Cinemax continued the storyline for Strike Back once that the show was not continued in the UK. The show just finished its second season under the new network and its third overall.

We'll continue to report as the news unfolds. In the mean time, follow Sam Hunter's journey on Cinemax every Friday. If you're not a subscriber, you can also enjoy the week's episode on the network's YouTube channel the following weekend of airing.


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