Both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have signed on to reprise their roles of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, which they originated in 1993 and last played in the not well received film The X-Files: I Want To Believe.
After that cinematic catastrophe, I'm as surprised as you are that people were clamoring for more X-Files, but here we are. Series creator Chris Carter is back as well, and here's what he had to say:
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.
Fox Television Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman also added:
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.
Production on the new series will begin this Summer, with an airing date to be announced in the near future.