The Conspiracy Lives! ‘The X-Files’ Returns After 13 Years!

Last Monday, the internet was already buzzing with news of a possible “The X-Files” revival. The rumors say that FOX was going to greenlight the series and today, the network has made the official announcement. The show will be returning to television for a limited six-episode offering. Read on.

Series creator Chris Carter along with the CEOs from FOX, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, released the official statement confirming “The X-Files” reboot, billed as the “next mind-bending chapter” to the series, which will have six “thrilling” episodes. The statement also confirms that its original stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson,  are set to reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

The show returns 13 years after it bowed out of television following nine seasons of aliens, supernatural and conspiracy theories. Carter calls this huge gap as a “13-year commercial break,” but promises that the new episodes will only get better and stranger.

“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,” said the FOX executives in the statement.

Walden and Newman also notes that the show remains storing with its dedicated fan base and this reboot is what they have been waiting for.

Carter, Duchovny and Anderson will begin working on “The X- Files” this summer, but other details, such as the air date and cast additions, will still be divulged at a later date. It is understood that the show will keep its original format intact, that is, it will still be a procedural.

The science fiction cult favorite began on television in 1993 and was FOX’s first major hit with a cult group or niche viewers. In its entire run, “The X-Files” received 16 Emmy awards and has inspired other series like “Fringe” and “Lost.”