The truth is still out there! Thirteen years after the end of its original run, The X-Files is returning as a six-episode event series on FOX, the network announced today. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return to their original iconic roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Series creator/executive producer Chris Carter will helm the limited series, with production set to begin this summer. Further details will be announced at a later date.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Chris Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of THE X-FILES – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again,” said Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “THE X-FILES was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as THE X-FILES, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” — ™ and © 2008 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Diyah Pera