Mulder and Scully are back at it — and returning to Fox! It’s been 13 years since ‘The X-Files’ came to an end and on March 24, the network officially announced it would return for a six-episode event series!
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,”creator/executive producer Chris Carter said in a press release about the return of the cult classic, The X-Files. The series which is set to begin this summer, will also star David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who will take back over as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
‘The X-Files’ Returns
“The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories,” Chris said about the new installment in an announcement.
“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,” Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman said.
“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 TV show, which ran for nine seasons, also produced two movies. However there’s no word yet on if the former EPs will return, like Howard Gordon, Frank Spotnitz and Vince Gilligan.
Do you think it’s good that it’s back? Or did you think it should have stayed in the past where it belonged?
— Emily Longeretta