The American horror science Fiction drama The X-files ran on Television between 1993 and 2002, spanning over 9 seasons and 202 episodes, with audience numbers fluctuating, on average, between 9 and 20 million viewers.

The show eventually became the longest-running science fiction series ever to be broadcasted on U.S. television (a record later broken by Stargate [2007] and Smallville [2011]). The iconic cult tv-show won an unusual number of awards for its genre and it's still beloved by millions of fans worldwide.

The series revolved around FBI special agents Fox Mulder (played by David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (played by Gillian Anderson) investigating unsolved criminal cases involving paranormal phenomena called X-files.

Mulder believed in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully was a sceptic, assigned to debunk Mulder's discoveries and bring him back to more mainstream cases. The series was built on a "monster-of-the-week" basis, changing each episode, in addition to the story arcs spanning across each season. It was also focused on Mulder and Scully's eclectic friendship slowly turning into a romance by the series' finale.

In March 2015, Fox announced that X-files would be returning to television, on the 22nd of January 2016, with 6 full new episodes, after a hiatus of almost 14 years. The series creator, Chris Carter, joined the production team and the stars of the original version, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, agreed to return and reprise their roles as FBI agents Mulder and Scully.

Not much is known about the new storyline but Duchovny has recently revealed just how pleased he is with the new series. "I can tell you absolutely nothing - and it's fantastic," he said. Duchovny also hinted that the creator of the show, Chris Carter. might not stop at 6 episodes. The actor admitted to getting very emotional and sheding some tears when he first read the new script.

"It was just so strange to see the names on the page, it was just like, I'd been talking about this for a long time. We'd been planning it for a long time. It took a long time to get all the people in the same place and get the deal with Fox. Now it's the fun part. Now we actually get to do it".