I guess the truth was out there because after recurring speculation and rumor of a return as a television series, another movie, or the center piece of a new video game entertainment streaming platform FOX has officially announced the return of The X-Files to television.
Show creator Chris Carter along with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back to bring us the truth in a six episode season. Here’s the official announcement from FOX CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman:
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,” Newman and Walden state. “‘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.
Chris Carter had this to say about the new episodes:
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.
Shooting is expected to begin this summer. There’s sure to be casting news in the mean time. Which X-Files characters would you like to see return? Could we get a new Smoking Man? Better still, was that rocket attack just a cover up for the Smoking Man to disappear once again?