The production of The X Files, that ran for nine seasons, will start this summer but the air date has not been announced.
The X Files will reunite series creator Chris Carter with original series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
David Duchovny and Anderson will be returning as alien believer Fox Mulder and skeptic Dana Scully, respectively.
Gillian Anderson currently appears in the The Fall on BBC and Hannibal on NBC.
Fox Television Group chairmen and Chief Executive Officers, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, who were both on board when the show launched more than twenty years years ago, said the reboot is a reunion of sorts.
In it’s peak between the fourth and sixth seasons, it received almost twenty million viewers per week.
“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.” stated Dana Walden and Gary Newman in their official statement.
The X-Files is all about Fox Mulder, an FBI agent who believes in paranormal phenomena, and Dana Scully, who served as a check on his impulses.
The series produced some memorable characters, particularly the Smoking Man, a key focal point of the series various conspiracy theories and resulted in two movies.
Shortly after the official announcement, Twitter exploded with excited fans waiting for the series to go on air.
Here’s wishing the team all the best!!
The X Files is set to return after a gap of almost thirteen years. The hit series that premiered on September 10, 1993 and had it's finale May 19, 200...3.0