US broadcaster, Fox, has confirmed that The X-Files will return to our screens for the first time in 13 years.

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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.

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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.

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