Yes, fans, the truth is officially out there, after it was announced by Fox Thursday that they have ordered a 10-episode event of “The X-Files.” Reportedly David Duchovny will reprise his role as Fox Mulder while gillian anderson will also be there as Dana Scully, as the two FBI agents explore the realm of the rather more unusual. The original series creator, Chris Carter, will reportedly also be back, executive-producing the series.

Entertainment Weekly quoted the president of Fox, David Madden, as saying the hallmarks of great television shows include iconic characters, bold creators and rich storytelling.

He said, “The X-Files” features all these hallmarks and this is why the show has had such a great impact on its millions of fans from all over the world. Madden said Carter’s creativity, coupled with the brilliant performance of Duchovny and Anderson will continue with the fresh mysteries to be uncovered in the second chapter of “The X-Files.”

Scully asks Mulder if he is ready for the return of ‘The X-Files’

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson themselves are pretty excited about the return of “The X-Files,” and took to Twitter to let fans know. Anderson asked Duchovny if he is ready for more of this, to which he responded that he has been ready since 1993.

Return of ‘The X-Files’ coming soon

After first airing back in September 1993 and running for nine seasons, “The X-Files” went on to win 16 Emmys.

In 2016, the show came back as a limited, six-episode mini-series, which proved to be popular, with Fox reporting a huge audience of almost 16 million viewers. This is what most probably prompted the creators to bring back the show yet again. In fact, Carter was heard to say after the mini-series aired that “almost without a doubt” the show would be back.

According to a report by the New York Times, Madden reportedly told the media back at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that actually making the deal for the new “The X-Files” event had been pretty “complex,” due to the busy schedules of both Duchovny and Anderson.

However, at that stage, he did say the network would be making an announcement shortly. He also, at that time, envisaged the event as running over a series of 10 episodes and it looks like he is keeping to his word.

Reportedly production on the new 10-episode series of “The X-Files” is planned to begin during summer, with the series set to air at some time during the 2017-2018 season.