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Scully and Mulder are back. The X Files confirmed to return with new series

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Nineties TV phenomenon The X-files is officially coming back for a six-episode “event series”, Fox confirmed yesterday.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, the dynamic duo who chase paranormal cases hidden in FBI files and set out to discover the truth about alien life on Earth.

“It was kind of the perfect timing for everyone involved. We all had a space in which to do it, we all had a desire to tell these stories...the negotiations actually began in November, and were finalised yesterday,” creator Chris Carter told The Daily Beast last night.

“I think the world’s gotten that much stranger in the last 13 years. For me, it’s an opportunity as a storyteller to take advantage of that. Everyone wanted to do it.”

At The X Files cast reunion in October 2013

At The X Files cast reunion in October 2013

There's no air date for the new series yet, but the show will go into production this June.

Speaking about the plot, Carter said, “It’ll be honest to the characters, and what happened to them since the series ended and the second movie. There are no scripts yet! But yes, I will be overseeing them, but with several people who have been working on the show over the years”.

Those who didn't watch the series during its nine season run from 1993 to 2002, will be able to jump right into the new episodes. “I like to think that anyone can enter this without much of a run up,” said Carter. “That said, you don’t want to have to hit the hardcore fans over the head getting them up to speed.”

Actress Gillian Anderson, who went on to star in TV series Crisis and hit BBC crime drama The Fall, expressed her excitement on Twitter, writing "Mulder, it's me. Are you ready?"  

Meanwhile, Duchovny expressed his concerns for his suit not fitting.

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,” said Fox executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman said in a statement. “We're ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they've been waiting for.”

 

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