The Truth is (Finally) Out There: ‘X-Files’ to Return to Fox as 6-Episode Series

The truth has been inside you this whole time!

They’re Back!

First Twin Peaks, now this? Gotta’ be aliens.

After months and months of rumors and speculation, FOX finally confirmed that the X-Files will return as a six-episode limited series. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny (fresh off writing a novel about a cow) are all set to reprise their roles as FBI Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. X-Files creator and executive-producer Chris Carter will also be back to helm the project.

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, had this to say in a release:

“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. 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.”

Mr. Carter added: “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

On a personal note, I have vivid memories of watching the Fiji Mermaid episode of the X-Files when I was too young to watch the Fiji Mermaid episode of the X-Files, and it scarred me forever away from both swimming pools and mermaids. What I’m saying is, the X-Files concept still holds up to this day. And it kind of sucks that there will only be six episodes, but hey…X-Files! In this day and age!

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