'The X-Files' Is Officially Making A Comeback
Our prayers have finally been answered after 13 years: The X-Files is officially returning to Fox as part of a six-part event series. The best part is that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be reprising their roles as our favorite FBI special agents who dig up the truth, which by the way, is still out there.
Rumors had been flying for months about the show's return up until today when Fox announced the project was greenlit, according to E! Online. (We had been silently chanting "I want to believe" as a mantra until it finally happened.) The series creator and executive producer Chris Carter is back on board as well. Though it's not clear when the series will premiere, the team is expected to start production this summer. It'll be a little tricky figuring out scheduling since the actors reprising the roles of conspiracy theorist Agent Fox Mulder and skeptic Agent Dana Scully have been busy bees, with Duchovny's NBC series Aquarius and Anderson working on the third season of The Fall.
As for what we can expect from the series' return? Probably lots of weird and paranormal alien conspiracy theories we've been aching for. "I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," Carter said in a statement. "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories."
We can also look forward to lots of great one-liners from Mulder. In case you need a refresher, here's an awesome super-cut of Mulder awkwardly hitting on Scully over the series' run:
The seminal show ran for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002 and led to two feature films, 1998’s The X-Files: Fight the Future and 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe.