The X Files is Coming Back!

David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson in the X Files in 1993

I don’t know if Mulder is ready, but the audience out here (me!) is ready. Yep, ready for all 6 new episodes of The X Files promised to us by FOX.

David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson will be back as Mulder and Scully
David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson will be back as Mulder and Scully

Yippee! We’re gonna get more stories with David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. A 13 year hiatus is plenty long. Too long. The X Files creator Chris Carter told TV Line, “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

Sure, Forbes cynically states that the only reason this is happening is for Netflix’s streaming rights. It ain’t for the fans, says Forbes. I guess the folks at Forbes think everything else that happens on TV or in the movies isn’t done for money.

There’s no word on whether the story will take up where it left off 13 years ago to tie up loose ends or will be a stand alone mini-series. It wouldn’t hurt to binge watch all 9 years worth of past episodes, just to be ready. You can never be too ready for a new conspiracy, right?

I’m actually happy the revival is only going to be 6 episodes. Wonderful as this nostalgic return of an old favorite may be, I don’t want anything to distract Gillian Anderson from the time needed to fulfill her true purpose in life: playing Stella Gibson on The Fall.

The mini-series starts filming this summer. An air date has not been announced.

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