The truth is still out there, and the truth is we will soon have another “X-Files” on broadcast TV. Fox announced today that it will air a new installment of “The X-Files” as an event series during the 2017-2018 season.
The 10-episode project is due to begin production this summer.
The original drama series examining UFOs and paranormal events ran on Fox from 1993-2002, and Fox revived the show last year for a six-episode run. Both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returned for the 2016 reboot, and both stars will be on hand for the upcoming installment.
Fox said last year’s reboot drew an average audience of almost 16 million viewers across multiple platforms and was the season’s No. 2 broadcast drama.
The new version will again be executive produced by Chris Carter, creator of the original series.
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators — these are the hallmarks of great TV shows,” said David Madden, president of the Fox Broadcasting Company, in the announcement. “And they are some of the reasons why ‘The X-Files’ has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of ‘The X-Files.'”