The higher ups over at FOX Television are officially reviving the The X-Files for a limited 6 episode series. This announcment follows rumors and speculations over the rescent months.
The original series creator, Chris Carter will be returning, along with the main actors David Duchovney as Agent Mulder and Gillian Andersen as Agent Scully. This new series finally comes 13 years after the original series left the air.
In a press release, Carter stated “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.”
Andersen and FOX CEO added that “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.”
The X-Files had was originally aired September of 1993. During its 9 seasons, the series grew to have a cult like following to becoming a Sci-Fi hit on mainstream television. Those 9 seasons led it to earn 16 Emmy awards, 5 Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award.
The show is set around Agents Scully and Mulder who try and solve cases whose only explanation is paranormal phenomena. We also can not forget the two X-File movies that followed suit.
Since the series ended, many die hard fans have long wanted the show to return to the air waves. Even though it is only going to be a six episode mini series, fans will get their wish. How ever no details have been released on any of the shows that will air, or when they will air on television.