Over a year since the revival wrapped its brief run, FOX has ordered another season of The X-Files to air during the 2017-18 broadcast network. The new season will include 10 episodes and begin production this summer.
Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have both signed on to reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Series creator Chris Carter will continue as an executive producer as well.
The six-episode revival that aired in early 2016 averaged a 4.8 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and 13.6 million total viewers when factoring in seven days of delayed viewing.
"Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators - these are the hallmarks of great TV shows," said David Madden, President, Fox Broadcasting Company. "And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris' creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can't wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files."