It’s official: ‘The X-Files’ is returning to FOX

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HARTFORD – It’s been thirteen years since the longest-running sci-fi series of network television history went off the air, and now, in the summer of 2015, production on the next, mind-bending chapter of The X-Files will officially commence.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” series creator and executive producer Chris Carter said, “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

61Sv13t9flL._SY355_Those familiar with The X-Files know that each episode showed FBI Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) dealing with a different unexplained cases, usually associated with a paranormal phenomemon. This chapter of The X-Files will be a six-episode special event series, with Duchovny and Anderson reprising their iconic roles.  Further details remain under wraps and will be announced at a later date.

During the announcement on Tuesday, March 24, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, said that “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.”

The X-Files, which originally premiered in September 1993, earned 16 Emmy Awards, 5 Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award, and is still considered one of the most successful television dramas of all time.