The X-Files reboot, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, will return to the Fox Network as a limited six-episode series.
X-Files creator Chris Carter is re-teaming with Duchovny and Anderson after 13 years, after much anticipation from eager fans.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter told EW March 24. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
The X-Files will start production this summer, and premiere date has yet been set, but fans are ecstatic about the planned revival and reunion of David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully. The X-Files, which aired from 1993 to 2002, earned 16 Emmy Awards and became a pop-culture sensation that spawned two feature films.
Fox Network executives said they’re thrilled about the reboot.
“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,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group.
“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.”