It’s been rumored throughout this year that The X-Files will at some point be returning to Fox, 13 years after the show aired its final episode. We knew that stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were on board, but nothing was quite official…
Entertainment Weekly broke the HUGE news this morning that The X-Files is officially on its way back into our lives, and indeed Mulder and Scully will be coming back to investigate all new cases involving bizarre, paranormal events.
The not so great news? Fox has only committed to a limited series revival, with six-episodes planned. Production is set to begin this summer, and no premiere date has been announced.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” series creator Chris Carter joked. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
“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,” added Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “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.”
For now, it’s impossible to know whether the episodes will focus on standalone cases or if they’ll tie directly into the events of the original series and/or two movies, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn those details.
Is your week made by this exciting news? Because ours certainly is!