US broadcaster, Fox, has confirmed that The X-Files will return to our screens for the first time in 13 years.
FBI agents, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) first appeared on TV as our favourite FBI agents who investigate paranormal activity in 1993. The X-Files aired on Fox for nine seasons and 202 episodes until it ended in 2002. A 1998 movie was made entitled X-Files: Fight the Future. Duchovny and Anderson reunited again in 2008 for another movie, X-Fires: I Want to Believe. The show is a pop-culture favourite and has many dedicated fans who will be thrilled to learn that the show is making a comeback. The show has won 16 Emmy Awards and 5 Golden Globes.
Now, Mulder and Scully will finally reunite again after 13 years in the upcoming six-episode series. No premier date has been confirmed, but production will start this year. The creator of The X-Files, Chris Carter, said that the show had 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.
Since the show was cancelled in 2002, both Anderson and Duchovny have been busy with their own individual projects. Anderson has been starring in a number of literary adaptation like BBC’s Great Expectations and the murder drama, The Fall which has just been renewed for a third season. Duchovny has had his own success in the highly popular show, Californication in which he portrays the role of Hank Moody, an author and father that gets into a lot of trouble. Californication ended its seven-season run last year. Since then, Duchovny has become an author in real-life and has published his first novel entitled “Holy Cow“. The book centres around a cow, pig and turkey who escape a farm to pursue a better life for themselves.