The truth is out there — The X-Files is returning to Fox for a six-episode limited series with show creator Chris Carter and original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter said in a statement. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
Speaking of six stories, only six of The X-Files‘s 202 episodes were set in Boston, but they were memorable ones. Perhaps the most noteworthy one is “Medusa,” an episode from the eighth season about a string of strange deaths in the Boston subway system.
“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,” Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, said in a statement. “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.”
Though the return date of The X-Files has yet to be announced, it’s exciting knowing the wheels are in motion. Be patient, X-Files diehards — it’s what Scully would have wanted.