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For all you fans of the popular ‘90s, cult-classic TV show The X-Files, we’re here to give you some seriously badass news—because the show is returning to Fox in 2017-18, giving all of us 10 new episodes of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, following in the footsteps of the six episodes from 2016.
In other words, the truth is still out there.
Announcing the news today, Fox said that both David Duchovny (Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Scully) have both agreed to reprise their original roles as the FBI agents on the mission to uncover some weird truths.
Here’s what Fox President, David Madden, had to say about the intriguing news, per The Hollywood Reporter:
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators — these are the hallmarks of great TV shows," said FBC president David Madden.
”And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
The X-Files revival comes on the heels of other shows the network has tried to bring back to life, including 24 and Prison Break. For what it’s worth, The X-Files rated higher than both during multi-platform views were tallied, according to the THR piece, with Fox saying an average of 16 million viewers watched.
In fact, 2016 saw The X-Files revived, with episodes leaving viewers with just enough of an unknown to believe something like this might occur in the near future.
Here’s what the new teaser looks like:
With production for the newest The X-Files set to begin sometime this summer, we can only hope that the 10 episodes we get help us solve some of the unknown questions out there—but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.