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X-Files return but can it succeed in a post-Snowden era?

Washington, PTI | Updated : 26 March 2015, 11:24 AM

The popular 1990s sci-fi procedural classic “X-Files” will return to FOX as a six-episode limited series after a gap of 13 years.

Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back on board, along with creator Chris Carter, reported Entertainment Weekly.

“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,” Carter said.

“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, said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group.

The show first premiered in 1993. It became one of Fox’s first major breakout hits and a pop-culture sensation that went on to last nine seasons and spawn two feature films.

The show also earned 16 Emmys and helped pave the way for other prime-time sci-fi shows like “Lost” and “Fringe”.

Once again, the series will follow FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases.

“X-Files” will start production this summer. There is no premiere date yet, and no word if other cast members from the original series will return.

First Published: Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:19 AM
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