The X-Files: Why David Duchovny Left the Sci-Fi Series

David Duchovny played FBI special agent Fox Mulder on the hit science-fiction series, The X-Files. Created by Chris Carter, the show originally aired on Fox from 1993 to 2002 for nine seasons, consisting of 202 episodes and two feature films. Despite its initial nine-season run, Duchovny’s Mulder disappeared at the end of Season 7.

Charming, witty and determined to uncover the truth no matter the cost, Mulder stood at the heart of The X-Files along with his partner, the skeptical and rational Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). Though they often didn’t see eye to eye, there’s no denying the respect each agent had for the other or the chemistry between them. Much of the plot, involving alien abductions and strange otherworldly events, directly focused on Mulder and his quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding his sister’s disappearance. As such, Duchovny’s performance played a huge role in the pop culture impact of The X-Files, so fans were shocked when he departed as a series regular at the end of Season 7.


2 Replies to “The X-Files: Why David Duchovny Left the Sci-Fi Series”

  1. Wow I didn’t know you are a contributor for CBR! Also, interesting overall read. Haven’t watched The X-files but I’m glad Duchovny eventually returned especially in terms of entertaining fans again.

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    1. Thanks so much!! I’ve been a contributing writer for CBR for about a year now. It’s been great! I love it. And I’m also glad David Duchovny came back. He seemed so essential to what made the X-Files so iconic.

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