The new series is out there! The X-Files is finally returning to TV

After 13 years off the air, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully in new episodes for Fox

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Thirteen years after it was last on the air, The X-Files is returning with six brand new episodes. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (need we say aka FBI agents Mulder and Scully?) are back – and according to creator Chris Carter, it’s the perfect time.

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“The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger – a perfect time to tell these six stories.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” he said, reports Deadline.

The episodes will air on Fox, the home of the previous nine series.

“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,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group.

“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 science fiction horror drama first aired on US television on September 10th 1993, making household names of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny across the globe during its nine years on network TV.

Talks about a small-screen return (there’s already been two feature films) have been going on for some time, during which Fox has seen the successful return of 24 for an event series.

Anderson, most recently to be found in BBC’s The Fall, has herself been involved in a fan campaign to bring the ever-popular sci-fi show back, too. 

Now we just need to wait and see what truths they’re hoping to uncover…

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Until then, let’s enjoy this all over again: