Paranormal investigators Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are returning to the small screen with 10 new episodes of sci-fi classic The X Files, Fox announced late Thursday. Production is slated to start this summer, and the episodes will likely air in late 2017 or early 2018.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their respective roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, tasked with investigating mysterious and potentially supernatural happenings. Plot details have yet to be announced.
A mini-series revival aired last year, but both Duchovny and Anderson seemed excited to be back to work on the Emmy award-winning show, which first aired in 1993. Anderson tweeted this picture when the news was announced:
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) April 21, 2017
Duchovny quipped he's "been ready since '93." Becca Stanek
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