It was announced on Thursday night that Fox is bringing the critically acclaimed sci-fi show back for 10 episodes. In a press release issued by Fox, 10 all new episodes have been ordered. The show will be executive produced by creator Chris Carter. Returning to their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, are stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. With production beginning in early August of 2017, the series will air during the 2017-2018 season.
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why THE X-FILES has such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide,” said David Madden, President of Fox Broadcasting Company. In addition, Madden said, “Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of Dvid 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.”
The show, which follows the FBI Agents through their unexplainable and usually paranormal cases, found itself revived on Fox last year, with ratings that averaged nearly 16 million people across various platforms. The show, in it’s original run, which started in 1993, earned 16 Emmy’s, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award.
Also, take a look below at the key art, Fox released in tandem with their announcement.