Friday 22 November 2019

Mulder and Scully are back as ‘The X-Files’ returns for just six episodes

Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson

Robert Dex

The truth is out there – again. ‘The X-Files’ is coming back to TV with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to reprise their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

The pair spent nine years – and more than 200 episodes and two feature films – as the agents investigating  supposed paranormal cases and unsolved mysteries.

Six episodes of the hugely popular science-fiction show will be made with its creator, Chris Carter, back at the helm.

Carter said: “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 six stories.”

The show made stars of both its main actors, with Duchovny going on to star in Showtime’s ‘Californication’, while Anderson settled in London and became a  regular on the West End stage – including a successful stint as Blanche DuBois in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ – and in UK television with roles in the BBC version of ‘Bleak House’ and popular crime drama ‘The Fall’.

Production starts on the show this summer.

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, of Fox Television Group, said: “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 as ‘The X-Files’ and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”

Irish Independent

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