X-Files Reboot Update: Fox Officially Announces Sci-fi Show Revival, David Duchovy and Gillian Anderson to Reprise Their Roles
Popular sci-fi series of the 1990s, 'The X Files' is set to return for a limited run on Fox Network.
Show creator Chris Carter will be returning along with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully respectively.
Series creator and executive producer Chris 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."
The X Files had enjoyed a rabid fan base for many years and at its highest point, managed to grab nearly 20 million viewers each week. The show is also noted for cultivating the talents of the some the best TV writers in the last 30 years. This includes Breaking Bad's Vince Galligan and also Homeland's Alex Gansa.
Fox Television Group's CEO's Dana Walden and Gary Newman 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 X Files is just one of the many shows to make a return to the small screen. Earlier this summer, Fox tasted success when they brought back 24. Showtime has now resurrected Twin Peaks while NBC has announced its plans to bring back Heroes.