Fox still believes the truth is out there. They announced plans for 10 new episodes of The X-Files.
No details were given for the plot, but they did confirm that the show’s two stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and creator Chris Carter were all aboard.
The X-Files follows Agents Mulder (Duchovny) and Scully (Anderson) as they investigate paranormal cases. Last year a six-episode event series aired after over a decade after the end of its original nine-season run. The revival drew in 16 million viewers.
This announcement comes after a promise from Carter who stated, “I can tell you, almost without a doubt, we will come back,” after the mini-series ended with a cliffhanger.
Fox Broadcasting president Dave Madden expressed his excitement during the announcement, stating:
Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’s creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.
Production will begin during the summer.