It’s official. The truth is still out there.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have both signed on for a return of The X-Files.
FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will return in a 6 episode revival of the classic sci-fi series which ran for nine seasons and launched two feature films. They last appeared together in the 2008 feature I Want to Believe.
Series creator and executive producer Chris Carter will also return.
Production on the six-part series will start mid year with a premiere date to 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.”
FOX Television Group chairmen and CEOs 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 show remains a firm favourite amongst both drama and sci-fans, with a writer’s room that was home to such creatives as Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and Homeland’s Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon.
Both Duchovny and Anderson remain attached to separate projects with Duchovny appearing in the upcoming Aquarius and Anderson set to return for a third season of UK thriller, The Fall.
Source: Hollywood Reporter