20th Century Fox has finally given fans what they want: a release date for the revived The X-Files six-episode event series. The show will launch on the Fox network on Sunday, January 24, 2016, and then fill in the 8 p.m. time slot on Monday to take over for Gotham until it returns in the spring.
Creator Chris Carter had this to say about the show’s return.
“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.”
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi will return as FBI agents Fox Mulder, Dana Scully and Walter Skinner respectively. Original series writers Glen Morgan and James Wong will join Chris Carter and Darin Morgan to create the new episodes.
The X-Files aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox. The series also spawned a franchise, which includes The Lone Gunmen spin-off, two theatrical films and accompanying merchandise.