According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is moving forward with a revival of the landmark sci-fi television show The X-Files. With a premiere date yet to be announced, the 6-episode series will film this summer with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Series creator and executive producer Chris Carter is also on-board with the project.
Originally premiering in 1993, The X-Files ran for nine seasons and spawned two feature films. The series was nominated for 20 Emmy awards during its TV run, winning three times including an Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role for a Drama Series trophy for Anderson. At its highest peak, the show received an average of 20 million viewers across the full season.
This revival is similar in fashion to Showtime’s continuation of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, which is still set to premiere in 2016 despite recent Internet rumors. There is no confirmation if the X-Files team will expand their effort beyond this 6-episode limited run.