The X-Files to return for a new 10-episode season in 2017

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will both appear in the new run, which will be helmed by series creator Chris Carter

The X-Files is returning to television with a new 10-episode series.

Fox announced on Thursday that it has ordered a second chapter of what its calling The X-Files event series, to air during the 2017-18 television season.

The popular science fiction drama, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, ran from 1993 to 2002 and returned briefly for a six-episode run in 2016.

Duchovny and Anderson have been confirmed to appear in the new season, which will be helmed by the series creator and original executive producer, Chris Carter.

The X-Files follows FBI special agents the earnest Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and skeptic Dana Scully (Anderson) as they investigate paranormal phenomena and unsolved mysteries.

Gillian Anderson (@GillianA)

You ready for more of this @davidduchovny? #TheXFiles pic.twitter.com/im43BzlDks

April 21, 2017

The X-Files made its stars household names, with both actors moving on from the series into other high-profile roles in television and film. Duchovny won a Golden Globe for his performance as writer Hank Moody in the Showcase drama Californication, while Andersons performance as Superintendent Stella Gibson, opposite Fifty Shades of Greys Jamie Dornan, in the BBC drama The Fall was lauded by critics.

David Duchovny (@davidduchovny)

Oh yes, Been ready since '93 https://t.co/jDQRCGtd4V

April 21, 2017

Production on The X-Files is set to begin during the US summer. An air date was not announced by Fox.

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