Actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles and the show’s original creator, Chris Carter, will be the executive producer for 20th Century Fox TV and Ten Thirteen Productions.
The six episode series will begin filming this summer.
Chris Carter tells Variety that it is time for The X-Files to come back into the fold.
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 these six stories.
The X-Files had a nine-season run on FOX dating from 1993-2002. Two feature films were also created where The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) was a success at the box office compared to the dismal sequel in 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe.
Fox Television Group chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden say they can’t wait to explore that incredible world with Chris Carter once again.
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. 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.