After speculation earlier this year that the once popular X-Files TV series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would be making a return, Fox has confirmed in a press release that the series will be back in limited form as a six-episode event series.
Dana Walden and Gary Newman (chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group) made the announcement today with show creator Chris Carter.
“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,” remarked Newman and Walden. “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.”
Originally airing in September 1993, the show ran for nine seasons before going off the air 13 years ago after winning 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award. Production on the event series is set to begin this summer, and as of today an air date hasn’t been announced.
“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.”
Plot and further details will be announced at a later date.
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