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The truth is still out there: The X-Files revived again for 10-part series

The truth is still out there: The X-Files revived again for 10-part series

10:15am 21st April 2017
(Updated 12:09pm 21st April 2017)

Cult TV show The X-Files will return for a 10-part series, bringing Fox Mulder and Dana Scully back to our screens.

The truth is still out there, and creator Chris Carter has once again teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox to look for it.

"Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators - these are the hallmarks of great TV shows," said David Madden, president of Fox.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully and Carter will act as executive producer - although some may hope for his return to the director's chair.

"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," Madden said.

The sci-fi hit ran between 1993 and 2002 but was rebooted for a six-episode run last year.

Mulder and Scully were reunited to once again chase government cover-ups, monsters, mysterious objects in the sky and their son, William.

The revival was poorly received by critics, but still managed to draw nearly 16 million viewers thanks to a devoted cult fan base.

It became the year's second most viewed broadcast drama, and Mr Madden immediately said they were planning a follow-up, working around Duchovny and Anderson's busy schedules.

Production on The X-Files is set to begin during the summer. It will be shown during the 2017-2018 television series, Fox said.

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