It’s official. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are re-teaming with Chris Carter to film six new episodes of The X-Files starting this summer. There’s no word yet on who else will be returning or when it will air, but both Carter and the execs at Fox are eager to dive back in.
James Hibberd over at EW has the scoop:
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter said. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
“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,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “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.”
Sure, it’s only six episodes, but six is better than none, right?