The truth is still out there somewhere, and the X-Files plans to find it.
After months of rumors and “maybe” comments, Fox on Tuesday officially announced that The X-Files will be returning to the network albeit just for six episodes. And, yes, along with those episodes will comes David Duchovny (Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Scully) as well as series creator Chris Carter.
Although the series definitely became uneven towards the end, and the general dislike for the second film, something about this timing feels right. Enough time has passed since we last saw these characters and a brief check in with them will be welcome for sure.
The big question now is if these six episodes will deal with the overarching alien conspiracy from the original run (that I honestly don’t think anyone ever fully understood), or if this will be something entirely new. It could also just be six “monster of the week” stories, which would be totally fine with me.
No word as of yet as to when the episodes will air, but my guess would be some time next winter or spring.
The truth is out there folks… again.