AceShowbiz - "The X-Files" is officially bought back by FOX for a limited run. Six episodes are ordered by the network with the original cast Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny returning to reprise their roles as agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder respectively.
"I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," said series creator and executive producer Chris Carter who is also returning for the upcoming revival. "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories."
"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 Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group Dana Walden and Gary Newman. "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."
The original series ran for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002. Of the potential plotlines for the revamped show, Anderson joked back in January, "Maybe do something where [Mulder] wakes up from a dream, and he's been Hank Moody in Mulder's dream. That was his fantasy," as she referred to Duchovny's "Californication" character.