OVER VIEW
The Time Is Now
Millennium

The history of Millennium and how we arrived at this point in time to have gone as far as to create a documentary of a television show that was canceled twenty years ago has been a wonderful journey. Fandoms are a ravenous bunch but what sets Millennium fans apart is the sophistication and respect for Millennium as an art form rather than just pop culture. The writing and quality of the stories have created lasting impressions that have remained omnipresent through out our lives. Here is a brief history of time.

  • 1996
    1996

    On Friday, October 25th, Chris Carter’s Millennium debuts on FOX. The pilot episode would go on to set a record for the network at the time with 17.72 million viewers who had tuned in for the premiere.

  • 1997
    1997

    April 18th – In the Season 1 episode Lamentation, fans of the series are first introduced to the devilish Lucy Butler played by Sarah-Jane Redmond.

  • 1997
    1997

    Lance Henriksen receives his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama.

  • 1997
    1997

    Millennium wins the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Television New Dramatic Series.

  • 1997
    1997

    September 19th – Season 2 of Millennium premieres with the episode The Beginning and the End. Glen Morgan and James Wong are now the showrunners for the second season.

  • 1997
    1997

    October 31st – The Millennium Halloween classic The Curse of Frank Black airs on FOX. It would go on to be one of the fan favorites from the series. The episode was written by Glen Morgan and James Wong and directed by Ralph Hemecker.

  • 1997
    1997

    December 19th – The Christmas classic Midnight of the Century debuts on FOX. This episode arguably has become the most beloved episode of the series. It was written by Kay Reindl and Erin Maher and directed by Dwight H. Little.

  • 1998
    1998

    April 17th – The controversial episode Anamnesis debuts. This would be the first and only episode where the character of Frank Black does not appear. The episode was written by Kay Reindl and Erin Maher and directed by John Kousakis.

  • 1998
    1998

    Lance Henriksen receives his second Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama.

  • 1998
    1998

    April 24th –  We see the second appearance of Lucy Butler in the episode A Room With No View.  The episode was written by Ken Horton and directed by Thomas J. Wright.

  • 1998
    1998

    October 2nd – Millennium returns with Season 3 premiere two-parter  The Innocents and Exegesis. Fans and critics were perplexed as to why the episodes didn’t address the Season 2 finale with the Marburg virus and the death of Catherine Black. The Innocents written by Michael Duggan and directed by Thomas J. Wright. Exegesis written by Chip Johannassen and directed by Ralph Hemecker.

  • 1999
    1999

    February 12th –  Lucy Butler returns for a third time in the episode Antipas. The episode was written by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz and directed by Thomas J. Wright.

  • 1999
    1999

    Lance Henriksen receives his third Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama.

     

  • 1999
    1999

    May 21st – With a renewal of the series still up in the air, the Season 3 finale Goodbye to All That airs on FOX. The episode was written by Ken Horton and Chip Johannessen and directed by Thomas J. Wright.

  • 1999
    1999

    Millennium is cancelled by FOX after three seasons and 67 episodes. Ironically, the show that replaced Millennium was another Chris Carter series, Harsh Realm. After only several episodes, Harsh Realm was also cancelled.

  • 1999
    1999

    November 28th – In an effort to give fans some sort of closure and a reason to bring Frank Black back one last time, the character along with his daughter Jordan appear in the The X-files Season 7 episode Millennium.

    ©1999 FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY CR: Nicola Goode

  • 2003
    2003

    In 2003 Jason Morris came up with the concept to shoot a fan film of Millennium. At the time nothing like it had been done before. The concept was simple. Shoot 13, 10 minute episodes. The show would air mid 2004 and took place about ten years after Millennium ended, following Jordan, Frank’s daughter, as an adult.

  • 2008
    2008

    In early 2008, several dedicated fans of Millennium got together and started the fan campaign Back to Frank Black. BacktoFrankBlack is a campaign to return the fictional criminal profiler Frank Black, played by Lance Henriksen and created by Chris Carter. The campaign was pushing for a television movie or a television series.

  • 2011
    2011

    Jason Morris, along with a smaller contained group of contributors, began mapping out a second season of Millennium Apocalypse. Shortly thereafter, filming began on the second season of the webseries. Season two followed the resurgence of The Mikado and Jordan chasing the killer with a new faction of the Millennium Group.

  • 2012
    2012

    The Back to Frank Black campaign in conjunction with Fourth Horseman Press, released the book Back to Frank Black: A Return to Chris Carter’s Millennium. The book offers an unprecedented volume of material exploring this landmark series.

  • 2015
    2015

    In January, IDW joined forces with writer Joe Harris and released the first of five issues of the Millennium comic book series.

  • 2016
    2016

    After toying with the idea of a documentary for a while, Troy L. Foreman approached Jason Morris about shooting a Millennium documentary. Shortly after the initial conversation between the two, they began shooting and producing the documentary Millennium After the Millennium. Also joining the team were Joe Maddrey, Matthew Ingles and Matthew Gatsos. The expected released date is early 2017.

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