It’s now official, The X-Files is getting a six episode revival at Fox with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to reprise their roles of Fox Mulder and Dany Scully.
“X-Files” is a natural, as the show about FBI sleuths investigating instances of paranormal activity is tailor-made for social media obsession — even if it hails from an earlier TV era. “X-Files” had a nine-season run on Fox from 1993-2002. It spawned two feature films, 1998’s “The X-Files: Fight the Future” and 2008’s “The X-Files: I Want to Believe.” – via Variety
How did all of this come to pass? When Anderson appeared on Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Podcast, the two started talking about how great it would be for the show to return, which prompted Hardwick to start a Twitter campaign that trended high enough for Fox executives to start the big wheels rolling.
Though an airdate has yet to be announced, fans are already gearing up for their first watch party. Or are they?