Take a deep breath, we can believe again. It’s official: after 13 years, The X-Files is returning as a 6-episode series.
The return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon was announced in a press release by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group and Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of The X-Files:
“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 thrilling 6-episode series will mark the return of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as FBI Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, respectively, and creator Chris Carter. Duchovny stated his interest in re-inhabiting Fox Mulder just a few months ago, so it’s exciting to see this coming together!
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
Filming is set to begin this summer, but there’s no reason we can’t start getting excited! Can you even believe it? Will the series feature 6 standalone episodes or will we see an overarching story? What’s the status of Scully and Mulder’s relationship?
Tell us what you want to see happen in the comments!