Fox has officially announced that X-Files is back following a 13-year hiatus.
Series stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be back as FBI Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, respectively, for the new 6-episode series slated to begin filming this Summer.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” X-Files creator 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.”
“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,” added Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “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.”
X-Files first aired back in 1993 for 9 seasons and spawned two movies.
Gillian Anderson has already taken to Twitter to offer up her excitement as well:
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) March 24, 2015