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‘The X-Files’ Officially Returning To Fox With David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
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The X-Files David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

In January it was reported that Fox was pondering bringing back some its hit shows like Prison Break, 24 (which has already been brought back once for the limited series 24: Live Another Day), and The X-Files. And yet again, no word on Firefly—even a limited series return of the Joss Whedon series would surely send fans into a frenzy.

Today comes word that at least one of those shows is indeed coming back. Fox has ordered a new limited series run of The X-Files, with show stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to reprise their roles and show creator Chris Carter also returning.

The X-Files return won’t be a lengthy run, sad as that will be for some fans, with only six episodes planned. But still, these limited series runs are a fun and exciting way for a show’s faithful followers to get just a little bit more of something they never thought they’d get again.

Of the announcement, 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.”

Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, added:

“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.”

Production on the new X-Files limited series run will begin sometime this summer, with no premiere date announced at the moment.

[Source: EW]

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