After much speculation and rumor, FOX has officially confirmed the return of The X-Files for a six-episode event series with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to reprise their roles as agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Creator and executive producer Chris Carter is also confirmed to return, with production currently slated for Summer 2015. FOX has yet to announce a premiere 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.”
“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,” said Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “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.”