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CONFIRMED: The X-Files Returning to TV

The Truth has finally arrived. The X-Files is officially coming back to television. There have been a lot of whispers as of late, but today it became real. The series will return in a limited six episode run on FOX. Chris Carter will serve as executive producer, and David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be returning to their iconic roles as Mulder and Scully. There are also some unconfirmed reports that we may see additional cast members like Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish, and Robert Patrick. 

Speaking of the event series, Chris Carter 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.”

Shooting will commence in Vancouver, Canada this summer. FOX has yet to release many more details, but we'll be keeping you up to date as more information becomes available. To read the official announcement, head over to the FOX website

This is a huge victory, Philes. After the release of I Want to Believe, you decided that you weren't ready to say goodbye to The X-Files quite yet. Here we are, almost seven years later, and our favorite show will once again air live on television. So take some time to soak it in and enjoy it. The journey is only beginning, and it's going to be one heck of a ride. 

Update - What We Know So Far:

The six-part series will show what has happened to the characters since the series and the second feature film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, ended.

Chris Carter will be overseeing the scripts but he will be getting help from others who worked on the show during its television run.

Casual viewers will be able to jump right in and hardcore fans won't get bored with getting those casual viewers up to speed. 

There will be both standalone and mythology episodes!

There is still a possibility for a third X-Files feature film after #XFilesRevival but the primary focus now is #XFilesRevival. Yes, you read that correctly.

William B. Davis has been approached about possibly reprising his role as Cancerman.

Filming likely to happen in Vancouver.

Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish are eyed to return. No deal yet.

Chris Carter and Fox want Frank Spotnitz back.

Both Netflix and Amazon expected to vie for streaming rights. 

FoxTV's Dana Walden, who has been a big supporter of the show, was said to be frustrated with a lack of movement on a third feature film and so pushed for a revival on television. 

 

 sources: Fox, Daily Beast, News1130, Patrick Munn

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