The X-FilesThe internet was abuzz Monday with word that Fox was The X-Files." On Tuesday, the network made the news official, announcing that the show would be returning with six brand new episodes sometime in the near future.

The announcement came from "X-Files" creator Chris Carter and Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group (and producers of the original series), and touted the return as "the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES," and "a thrilling, six-episode event series." Original leads David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were also confirmed to return as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Carter called the gap between the new episodes and the series's 2002 bow "a 13-year commercial break," and noted, "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories."

In a joint statement, Walden and Newman added, "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."

Production is set to begin sometime this summer. According to the release, "Further details remain under wraps and will be announced at a later date."

[via: Fox]

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