Fox is bringing back a series that was a pop culture phenomenon when it wrapped 13 years ago after a nine-season run. “The X-Files” is coming back to the network.
Fox announced today that it ordered a six-episode event series that will bring back series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, to be helmed by series creator Chris Carter.
“This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history,” Fox said in its announcement.
Production is set to start this summer.
Making the announcement along with Carter were Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group.
Said Carter: “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.”