March 25, 2015

The truth is still out there and Fox is looking to find it. The X-Files creator Chris Carter has revealed that the network is bringing back the popular series for a six episode event series.

The X-Files

Fox execs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said in a statement, “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.”

Chris said in his own statement, “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.”

The X-Files debuted in 1993 and ran for nine seasons. It was also adapted into two feature films.

Production is expected to begin this summer with both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully.