“X-Files” returns as a 6-episode limited series
Mulder and Scully are back!
Fox has decided to bring back David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who will be reprising their roles as the famous FBI duo Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, in a six-episode limited series.
Thirteen years after “The X-Files” series ended its nine-season run, Mulder and Scully will finally reunite onscreen in the new event series, which will be helmed by the series creator, Chris Carter.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter, as quoted by The Wrap. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs, Gary Newman and Dana Walden, said in a joint 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,” they continued. “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.”
Although “The X-Files” series ended in 2002, a feature film titled “X-Files: I Want to Believe” was released in 2008 and the movie proved to be a box office success.
The plot of the upcoming event series is not revealed but it is confirmed that the shooting will begin this summer.