‘X-Files’ Returns With David Duchovny + Gillian Anderson for Six-Episode Miniseries
Time to get supernaturally excited: The X-Files will return to Fox as a six-episode miniseries "event" this summer, the channel announced Tuesday (March 24).
Creator/showrunner Chris Carter will also return, as will the show's stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who played Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter said in a statement. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
The cult favorite paranormal drama, which aired for a whopping nine seasons, ended in 2002 with 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award to its name.
"The X-Files was not only a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture — yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning," Fox executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman explained in a statement. "We're ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they've been waiting for,”
Even after nine TV seasons and two feature films, The X-Files holds a hugely important piece of pop cultural history. We can't wait to see what this show looks like in 2015!
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