The X-Files Will Reopen Again For 10 New Episodes

The event series is coming to Fox for the 2017/18 season.

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The truth is still out there.

Fox have confirmed that they are once again re-opening The X-Files, with the series slated to return for another 'event' run, this time consisting of 10 episodes.

Series creator Chris Carter is yet again back onboard to oversee things, while stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are once more reprising their roles as FBI Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder respectively.

Talk has swirled that Fox were looking to continue making The X-Files after the show's successful return last year, with the six-episode event a huge ratings hit for the network, including a premiere watched by over 16 million viewers. There had been talk of a spin-off featuring newer characters, but ultimately the draw is Mulder and Scully, so it's no surprise to see them back. Fox's broadcasting president, David Madden, said:

"“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. 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.”

There's no word on exactly when we can expect to see the series, except that it'll be part of the 2017/18 season. Given how well that last one did, though, there's a good chance it'll arrive in that same January slot.

Are you excited for more X-Files, or should they just stay closed? Share your thoughts down in the comments.

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