Chris Carter, the series creator, said that production will begin this summer. "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."
Also returning to the series will be Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Fox Television Group chairmen, who commented on the news, saying, "We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of ‘The X-Files' - one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers - and we couldn't be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again." The continued, saying, "‘The X-Files' was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture - yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as ‘The X-Files' and we're ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they've been waiting for."