It has been confirmed that The X-Files will return for a six episode series event.
Fox have announced that production will start on the limited series this summer, and that original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Show creator Chris Carter said of the return;
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
And in a joint statement, Fox chairman Dana Walden and CEO Gary Newman added;
“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.
“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.”
The X-Files debuted in 1993 and ran for nine years. Two feature films were also released.