After nine seasons and two feature films, ‘The X-Files’ is coming back to TV.
Fox Television Group co-chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman have announced that The X-Files is returning to Fox as a limited-series event with a six-episode run.
The paranormal series will directed by ‘The X-Files’ creator/executive producer Chris Carter with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to reprise their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
"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 X-Files,’ and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for."
The success of 24: Live Another Day and lucrative streaming deals had the network looking more deeply in the vault.