Fans of “The X-Files” should be thrilled that Mulder and Scully — of course played by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson — will be returning for a special six-episode event series on the Fox network. Also of course, creator Chris Carter will be making it, and production on the super-secret plot is set to begin this summer.
In a statement, Carter said Tuesday, “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.”
“X-Files” fans (fanatics?) know that it has actually been less than 13 years since Duchovny and Anderson last slipped into their roles as FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The TV series spun off two theatrical films, including “The X-Files: I Want to Believe,” released in 2008.
During its nine-year TV run, “The X-Files” became a bona fide cult hit and one of the longest-running sci-fi series in the history of television. Along the way, the show won 16 Emmy Awards.
In addition, there is big fan support — as seen by the constant drumbeat on social media — for a third “X-Files” movie to be made as well.