“X-Files” Returns To TV
Seems that Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, the iconic FBI agents of The X-Files, are firmly convinced that the truth is still out there.
Fox has announced a limited revival of the hit show, which ran on the network from 1993 to 2002.
David Duchovny and Gilian Anderson will reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully in a six-episode run, which starts production this summer. The premier date will be announced at a later time.
Spanning nine seasons, The X-Files featured a strong mixture of horror and science-fiction, became a massive staple of popular culture and won numerous awards. At the height of its popularity the show was enjoying a walloping 20 million viewers each week.
It also spawned comic books, games, trading cards, posters, as well as two feature films and a brief spin-off series called The Lone Gunmen.
“I think of it as a commercial break,” series creator and exec producer Chris Carter tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The good news is that the world has gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter