Fox has ordered a six-episode event series from the original show's creator, Chris Carter

By Jacqueline Andriakos
March 24, 2015 12:35 PM

FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back to take on the supernatural.

Thirteen years since the original sci-fi hit wrapped its run, The X-Files is returning to Fox in a new six-episode event series – and David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are set to reprise the cult-favorite characters.

The original series creator, Chris Carter, will helm the reboot of the sci-fi procedural, which will follow the FBI agents in six new science-fiction investigations, Fox Television Group announced Tuesday.

Fans have long awaited the return of the Emmy Award-winning drama. The original show premiered in September 1993 and ran for nine seasons. Duchovny, 54, and Anderson, 46, starred as investigators who solve cases involving paranormal phenomena.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter said in a statement. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

Production is set to begin in summer 2015.

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