Believe to understand
…the joy that The X-Files
are coming back to television screens! The official announcement came Tuesday March 24th
after 13 years without a reminder to be infinitely paranoid, fans can rest uneasy as the series will be back for a limited 6-episode run on Fox.
And, they’re doing this one right — bringing back the ultimate duo David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as agents Mulder and Scully. Series creator, Chris Carter has also signed on.
A critical and commercial success, The X-Files
originally premiered in 1993 and ran for 9 seasons. In addition it had two feature films adaptations, a spin-off television series The Lone Gunmen
and a comic book run. The X-Files
also earned 16 Emmys, 5 Golden Globes and a ridiculous amount
of additional nominations and awards.
The series revolved around the strange and unexplained cases of FBI special agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. While long-running story arcs involving extraterrestrial conspiracies kept devoted fans eternally invested, the show largely consisted of what is known as “monster-of-the-week” episodes. These episodes were mainly stand-alone chapters and opened up the show to a wider audience.
Series creator, Carter said of the return, “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 stories.”
A premiere date has yet to be announced but production is slated to being this summer. So we think this is also the perfect time to go back and relive the uncanny adventures all over again in preparation (goodbye outside world, thanks Netflix)!