Rumors about the revival of the famous series The X-Files have been finally officially confirmed – the show will return to the Fox channel in the form of a six-hour television project, and David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will play FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully again, respectively. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production of the series with a limited number of episodes will begin this summer and premiere date will be announced later.
“I conceived it as a commercial break that lasted thirteen years,” – said a creator and executive producer of the show, Chris Carter. – The good news is that the world has become even stranger place over the years, and now is just the right moment to tell the new six stories”.
Directors of Fox Television Group Dana Walden and Gary Newman also return to the revived project – they both worked for the 20th Century Fox Television, when more than 20 years ago the studio for the first time launched a series about the investigation of paranormal phenomena.
“We were fortunate to work with Chris on all the nine seasons – we got an unforgettable experience, and we are happy to be back with him into this incredible world again,” – commented Walden and Newman.
The X-Files was aired on Fox from 1993 to 2002. In 1998 and 2008 there were two full-length spin-offs: The X-Files and The X-Files: I Want to Believe.