“The X-Files” is one of the most popular horror/science fiction TV series of all time, and with good reason. Despite fumbling the execution of its broader story arc and declining quality in later seasons, there are more than enough brilliant standalone episodes to qualify it as one of the greats of genre television. But we’d also love to see renewed awareness and appreciation of its sister series “Millennium,” a short-lived but utterly chilling fusion of doomsday paranoia, crime drama, and the supernatural.
With the runaway success of “The X-Files” at Fox, creator Chris Carter was given the opportunity to try and replicate that same magic for the network. Airing between 1996 and 1999, “Millennium” was — for the most part — treated as a separate entity from “The X-Files.” Led by Lance Henriksen (“Alien”) as former FBI agent Frank Black, the show followed Black’s investigation of bizarre criminal cases and the conspiracies surrounding the shadowy Millennium Group.
Despite its merits, “Millennium” was canceled by Fox after its third season due to low viewership, and the character Frank Black was officially retired for good in a crossover episode of “The X-Files” during that show’s seventh season. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a horror series with strong performances, compelling mythology, and some bonkers ideas, “Millennium” could be your new obsession.
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Author: Kyle Milner
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January 21, 2023