The X-Files are back, well and truly. Fox Television has revealed that the hit series will be returning to television...for a 6-episode limited series.
And…to show that both time has passed, and fun is to be had…the series will pick up where the last one left off. Give or take 13 years.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter in a press release. “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,” added Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “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.”
No word on when exactly the X-Files will return, but for true fans, they’ll wait a little longer in order to get Mulder and Scully back.