After much speculation from the fans and even more to-ing and fro-ing from the cast and crew X-Files creator Chris Carter and Fox Television Groups Dana Walden and Gary Newman have officially announced in a recent press release (below) that the show, one of their most successful enterprises, is to return to the small screen with six all new episodes starring original cast members David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. These all new episodes, for which production will begin this summer are rumored to finally give the fans the answers they have waited so long for. An early 2016 air date is the most likely.
Chris Carter: “I think of it as 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.”
Dana Walden: “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,”
Gary Newman: “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.”
There is no news yet regarding which other cast members will return, though we are sure fans would love to see the return of Mitch Pileggi as Assistant Director Walter Skinner, William B. Davis as the Smoking Man, Robert Patrick as FBI Special Agent John Doggett and Annabeth Gish as FBI Special Agent Monica Reyes. Maybe will we even see Nicholas Lea as Alex Krychek (or a clone thereof) or Brian Thompson as the Alien Bounty hunter?