'The X-Files' is Officially Returning For Six Episodes

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The truth is finally out there! The X-Files will indeed be returning to Fox as a limited six-episode series. This was confirmed over at Entertainment Weekly and they also confirm that, after a 13-year break, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be reprising their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Series creator Chris Carter will also be back and states, “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.”

Only six? Sorry, guys. EW speculates that this will most likely mean these will be stand-alone versus conspiracy episodes. Since the world has indeed gotten stranger, coming up with creepy ideas will be no problem. Let's just hope they're fresh and introduce some new nightmares into our lives.

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group commented on the order, “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.”

We don't yet have a release date but we do know that production is scheduled to begin this summer. According to the William B. Davis Facebook page, this was just posted: "Get ready folks! 'Someone' was contacted about availability. Not saying who but this could get really interesting!" So it looks like the Cigarette Smoking/Cancer Man might be back? Would we then get at least one conspiracy/Syndicate episode? Hardcore fans demand this!

We'll keep you posted on any new developments.

-Larissa Mrykalo