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'X-Files' reboot will feature original stars, creator, report says

Posted at 2:03 PM, Mar 24, 2015

FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have been on a "13-year commercial break," but that's about to end.

Interviewing Chris Carter, the creator and executive producer of Fox's Emmy Award-winning series "The X-Files," Deadline reported Tuesday that the show is coming back with Carter and both original stars onboard.

"The X-Files" went off the air in 2002 after a nine-season run but will return soon for a six-episode limited series. Details regarding the show's content are scant but Deadline reported that actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles.

Duchovny and Anderson last played Mulder and Scully in the 2008 film "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," which essentially acted as a feature-length standalone episode of the series.

It's unclear where the series will air — 20th Century Fox TV will co-produce — but Fox or FX are likely destinations.

The show followed FBI agents investigating cases that involved unexplained circumstances, typically involving paranormal or mythological circumstances.


Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.