‘X-Files’ Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, X-Files!

The legendary mystery sci-fi series The X-Files aired its pilot episode September 10, 1993, launching intrepid FBI special agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) on a never-ending odyssey to unearth the paranormal phenomena behind unsolved cases.

The show spent nine seasons (1993-2002) on Fox, followed by two theatrical releases – The X Files (1998) and The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) – before returning to TV with a six-episode 10th season in 2016. X-Files creator Chris Carter has a 10-episode 11th season in the works, planned for release in 2018.

To celebrate the show’s 24th anniversary, Fox is making the show’s 1993 pilot available to stream for free through September 24 at fox.tv/xfiles.

If that’s not enough to satisfy your X-Files craving, you can watch the entire oeuvre via these streaming options:

Seasons 1 through 10 — Watch individual episodes starting at $1.99 in SD or $2.99 in HD at Vudu; you can also rent or buy from other sites;

The X Files movie – Rent starting at $1.99 in SD or $2.99 in HD at Fandango, as well as rent or buy from other sites:

The X Files: I Want to Believe – Rent starting at $1.99 in SD or $2.99 in HD at Fandango; stream with an HBO Now subscription; or rent/buy from other sites.


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