“THE X-FILES” RETURNS TO FOX - Entertainment Blog
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Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next
mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event
series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris
Carter with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting
their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This
marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-
winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-
running sci-fi series in network television history.

The announcement was made today by Dana Walden and Gary
Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group and Chris
Carter, creator and executive producer of THE X-FILES. Production
on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015. Further
details remain under wraps and will be announced at a later date.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good
news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to
tell these six stories.”

“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,” remarked Newman and Walden.
“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.”

THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993.  Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from
breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which
earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder
(Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.
Born and raised in New York City, David Duchovny attended
Princeton University, where he played one season as shooting
guard on the school’s basketball team, received his master’s
degree in English literature and was on the road to earning his
Ph.D. when he caught the acting bug.
Subsequently, he emerged to become one of the most highly
acclaimed actors in Hollywood. For his role on THE X-FILES,
Duchovny was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding
Actor in a Drama Series. He also was nominated for an Emmy
Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his
highly acclaimed, and some say risqué, appearances on “The
Larry Sanders Show.” In January 1997, he won a Golden Globe
Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series –
Drama. He has been nominated for a total of three Emmy
Awards, eight Golden Globes, nine Screen Actors Guild
Awards and a Television Critics Association Award. The press
and the public both agree that Duchovny brings a fierce intellect,
a quiet intensity and an acerbic wit to his roles on both the small
screen and the silver screen.

Duchovny added the role of director to his already extensive list
of accomplishments when he wrote, directed and starred in
three critically acclaimed episodes of THE X-FILES.

An Emmy-, Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning actress,
Gillian Anderson has long delighted audiences and critics
alike with her versatile skills and classic beauty. Comfortable
with any genre, from science fiction to period drama, Anderson
will soon star in several prestigious projects on both stage and
For her role as “Dana Scully” in the cult-classic series THE X-
FILES, Anderson earned two Screen Actors Guild Awards, one
Emmy Award and one Golden Globe Award, as well as
numerous nominations for her portrayal of the character. In
1999, Anderson made THE X-FILES history by becoming the
first woman to write and direct an episode of the series, entitled
“All Things.”

Anderson will be seen in the cable mini-series “War and
Peace,” alongside James Norton and Lily James. She will star
as “Anna Pavlovna Scherer” in the classic story that revolves
around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of
Alexander I. Additionally, she just wrapped production in India
on the Gurinda Chada film “Viceroy’s House,” set for release in
2016. She stars as Edwina Mountbatten as the film goes back
to 1947 when Lord Mountbatten, played by Hugh Bonneville,
assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India
back to its people.