Thirteen years after the original series run, US network Fox ordered a six-episode series of The X-Files.
Series creator Chris Carter will return for the new episodes which will star David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
News of the show’s return was announced by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group and Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of The X-Files.
Production will start this summer and Fox says further details will be announced at a later date.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “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 The X-Files, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”
The show premiered in September 1993 and went on to become one of the most successful television dramas of all time. It also spawned two big screen spin-offs which also starred Duchovny and Anderson.