As I reported yesterday, Robert Carlyle stated that the two hours taken up by the prequel movie in November will be deducted from the show’s run next year.
“This is two hours in real time,” he said, “and there’ll then be 22 episodes.”
However, Matt Mitovich over at TV Guide states that FOX has confirmed there will be a full, 24-episode run following the two-hour, real-time movie, and that the two will not be entirely interlinked since there will be a time gap between the two.
So, pretty much the opposite of what Robert Carlyle suggested. Someone desperate for fame, perhaps? Someone simply out of the loop? Who knows. Looks like it was nonsense.