'The X-Files' to return for an 11th season

(Facebook/ thexfilesonfox)A promotional photo for "The X-Files."

One of the most iconic science fiction TV series is coming back this year.

A report from the Verge confirmed that "The X-Files" will return for an 11th season later this year or in early 2018, and it will still feature the tandem of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson playing the roles of FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The season will feature 10 episodes and will be produced once again by its creator, Chris Carter.

"Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why THE X-FILES has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide," said Fox Broadcasting Company President, David Madden, in a press release published by Fox. "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," he added.

Moreover, "The X-Files'" official Twitter account posted a GIF showing a silhouette of the two lead stars, with the famous line "The truth is out there" being flashed, together with the words "coming soon."

The show that had built a cult following in the 1990's was revived in January of 2016 for a 10th season, after almost a 14-year hiatus. The revival drew close to 16 million in viewers and landed number two among broadcast drama shows in 2016. Moreover, it was also the "most talked-about event series on Twitter," said Fox's official statement.

Meanwhile, a report from Deadline said that Anderson will have a full plate this year, noting her role as the god "Media" in the pilot season of "American Gods," which will premiere on April 30.

The X-Files boasts numerous awards during its first nine seasons, bagging 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award while establishing itself as one of the most successful TV drama shows in history.

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