Confirmed: The X-Files Returns To FOX, Original Castmembers Sign On For Special Run Of Episodes

Wow.

The X Files is back.

FOX has officially confirmed the news today. The series will come back to the network, an incredible 13 years after the original series run. The new chapter of The X-Files will have a limited run of six-episodes and be billed as a special event series. The original creator and executive producer will return for the new episodes as will original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson who will reprise their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015. Further details remain under wraps and will be announced at a later date.

“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.”

THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.

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