It was speculated back in January – but now it’s official – The X-Files will return to television. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles of inquisitive FBI agents Mulder and Scully in a new 6-part ‘event’ series which will be overseen by creator Chris Carter.
The X-Files originally ran for 9 years (1993-2002) and spawned two movies (in 1998 and 2008) but a lot of questions to its wide-reaching mythology remained unanswered and fans were always eager to catch-up with Mulder and Scully’s search for the truth. They’re now going to get that wish with this new limited series which starts shooting this summer. The difficult thing with this was getting the schedules of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson aligned. Duchovny has been publicising a new book, he has a new show (Aquarius) on the way and an album set for release and Anderson is gearing up for a third season of The Fall.
Carter had this to say about the seminal show’s return:
“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.”
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