David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return to Fox in The X-Files for a six-episode event series. Fox announced the news, that will no doubt thrill fans of the show, on Tuesday.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” the show’s creator and executive producer Chris Carter said in a statement. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
The original sci-fi series, starring both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, ran on Fox for nine seasons, from 1993 to 2002. The show focused on FBI agents Dana Scully (played by Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (played by David Duchovny) as they investigated numerous instances of paranormal activity. The X-Files won 16 Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes during its run.
“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,” Fox Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group Dana Walden and Gary Newman said in a statement. “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.”
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It was back in January when Gillian Anderson first hinted at a return to the show.
“Maybe do something where [Mulder] wakes up from a dream, and he’s been Hank Moody in Mulder’s dream. That was his fantasy,” she said during a podcast.
Even though a release date for The X-Files six-episode event series hasn’t yet been announced, fans are likely clamoring for more information and blowing up Netflix for past episodes of the show.
Are you among those who can’t wait to see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully on The X-Files?