'The X-Files' Is Returning for 6 Episodes

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WATCH 'The X-Files' Returns, Mulder and Scully Are Back

Mulder and Scully are back.

"The X-Files" is returning to Fox for six episodes, and David Duchovny, 54, and Gillian Anderson, 46, will reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

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

Carter will oversee the reboot, which is set to shoot this summer, according to the website. "The X-Files" ended in 2002, though it was revived for a feature film, "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," in 2008. Five years after that, Duchovny said the and Anderson were excited at the prospect of revisiting their characters.

"All the principals are on board [for a third film]," Duchovny said at the time. "Gillian and I want to do it, so it's really up to Twentieth Century Fox at this point."

They got their wish.

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