It has been 13 years that geeks have gathered in front of TVs each week to watch David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson hunt aliens. Thirteen years after the original series run FOX has announced that X-Files will come back. The TV Network has ordered 6 episode series which will be led by creator/executive producer Chris Carter.
The original X-Files stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back as the iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history with 9 seasons.
The production on The X-Files TV event series is set to begin in summer 2015. Fox is not disclosing any further details until a later date.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of the X-Files. “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,” remarked Newman and Walden. “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 originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the series went from sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, The new X-Files is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter. Fox has not revealed yet when the new X-Files series will air. At the earliest it will be at the end of the year, but more likely fans have to wait until 2016.
Watch below the trailer for the X-Files Season 1. Are we really ready for X-Files again?
Originally posted in i4u News