It’s official! The X-Files will be back as an event series on Fox. Creator Chris Carter will return. Series star David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will also be back as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
The announcement was made today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group and Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of The X-Files.
The “event series” will be a six-episode run, coming thirteen years after its nine season run on Fox. No word on the plot for the series, but production is scheduled to begin this summer.
“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.”
The X-Files event series has actually been in the works for nearly a year now, after Fox was able to bring back 24 successfully as an event series. Gary Newman, Fox TV Group chairmen, had said this January that he was hopeful that the talks would lead to the project returning as long as logistical issues were resolved with Carter, Duchovny and Anderson’s availability.
“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,” Newman commented along with fellow Fox TV Group chairman, Dana 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.”
X-Files isn’t the only cult TV series making a return, Twin Peaks will be returning to Showtime, and Heroes will be returning to NBC.
We’ll keep you posted as more details surface!
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