After a couple lack luster films and a 13-year gap, The X-Files is returning to the medium that fits it the best: television. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are the only original cast officially announced so far. Apparently its return to TV has been in the works since January.
The X-files creator Chris Carter spoke to EW and 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.
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, shared:
“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,”
“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.”
Based on Carter's statement about “six stories” odd are these will be mostly self contained stories. While six episodes seems like a short run I have a feeling that these will be 90-minute mini movies kind of like Sherlock.
I love the show and I'm so happy that it's back. I really think X-Files works better as a show compared to the attempts to make it work in cinema. I'd be even more excited if they came back every few years with a handful of amazing episodes.