Oh yeah, this is real! FOX announced today that they will be bringing back The X-Files for a 6 episode run with creator Chris Carter on board as well as David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
From Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group:
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,” Newman and Walden state. “‘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.
Creator Chris Carter:
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 is set to start production this summer, no dates have been given as to when it will air. There is also no word about storyline or any other actors appearing in the mini run but who cares, X-FILES IS BACK BABY!!!!! REJOICE!