But what would the series be without the chemistry between detectives Scully and Mulder? Thankfully, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny return along with series creator Chris Carter; though there is no word if one of the series most renown writers, Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), will be penning any of the 6 episodes.
Television revivals seem to have become something of a trend, what with 24 and an announced return to Lynch’s surreal camp odyssey Twin Peaks, you can’t help but wonder what else the studios are discussing to bring back. The 6 episodes are set to shoot this summer and release next season, although an official air-date has yet to be released. To tame the palette you can see Duchovny and Anderson starring back to back, Duchovny in Aquarius and Anderson in Season 3 of Hannibal (Which I most favorably suggest you check out).
“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 Fox chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden in a statement. “The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture — yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”