The X-Files confirmed to return for six episode run next year
Iconic sci-fi series The X-Files is to return for a six-episode run next year, producers Fox have confirmed.
The show will see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully for a six-episode event series. Production will begin this summer.
Speaking about the show's return after a 13-year absence, creator Chris Carter said: "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."
Dana Walden and Gary Newman - Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group added: "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."
They continued: "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."
Supernatural drama The X-Files ran from 1993 to 2002 on television with nine seasons and 202 episodes broadcast in all, with two feature films later released.