X-Files: Fox officially orders six new episodes

‘The truth is still out there’ for Mulder & Scully

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For major X-Files fans like myself (otherwise known as X-Philes), it’s an exciting day with the news that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be reprising their famous roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Fox has ordered six new episodes of the cult series, that will begin filming this summer for a (presumed) transmission in 2016.

Created by Chris Carter, the supernatural series ran for nine seasons ending in May 2002. Two films were also made continuing Mulder and Scully’s journey in 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe and 1998’s The X-Files: Fight the Future.

Creator Chris Carter, who will oversee the new episodes said: “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.”

Fox chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden said in a statement: “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.”

Adding: “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, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”