David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be searching for the truth one more time. They are on board to reprise their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as FOX has ordered a 6-episode limited series X-Files event.
The announcement was made by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group and Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of The X-Files. Production on The X-Files event series is set to begin in summer 2015. Further details remain under wraps for now.
The six-episode event series will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter, and marks the long-awaited return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.
“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.”
“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,” remarked Newman and Walden. “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.”