The truth is out there once more. After thirteen years fans will finally get their closure. As of today Fox has confirmed that a six episode event series of The X-Files will indeed be happening with production set to begin during the U.S. summer. Not only will David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson be reprising their roles as FBI agents Mulder and Scully, but creator and executive producer Chris Carter will be returning for what can only be predicted as the ultimate send off to the award winning series.
The series creator Chris Carter has described the show’s absence as “a 13-year commercial break” and added: “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
The six-episode run is shorter than most US TV series, and Fox has described The X-Files return as an “event”. Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chair and CEO of Fox Television Group, said: “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.”
Are you ready to believe again?