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The X-Files to return after 13-year hiatus

The X-Files: I Want To Believe

Story by Jack Foley

MULDER and Scully are making a TV comeback in a new mini-series of The X-Files.

The six part event series was confirmed this week by series creator Chris Carter, who also confirmed that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Production will start this summer (2015) but as yet there is no air date for the US or UK.

Commenting on the show’s return after such a long absence, Carter said: “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.”

In a further statement, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, of Fox Television Group, said: “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.”

The return of The X-Files for a limited run follows a similarly successful revival for 24 last year.

The original series of the sci-fi drama ran from 1993-2002 and clocked up more than 200 episodes, making it one of the longest-running sci-fi series in US network TV history. Two feature films were also made – in 1998 and 2008, although the latter release, I Want To Believe was considered to be a box office flop.

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