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The X-Files to make a TV comeback?

Thirteen years after Chris Carter's groundbreaking TV series came off the air, The X-Files could be heading back to the small screen.

Deadline report that Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden has been sounding out the show's original creative team – creator Chris Carter, plus stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny – to see if they'd be available to resurrect the show.

While there's no word yet if any of the original three will return, early talk suggests that if The X-Files did come back, it would be for a “limited run” rather than a full season order.

The news comes seven years after Mulder and Scully reunited in movie The X-Files: I Want To Believe, which was both a critical and commercial disappointment (it made just $30m on its $69m budget).

With other cult '90s favourite Twin Peaks also primed for a TV reboot in 2016, TV fans could be in for a real time-warp of a treat if The X-Files also returned.

Will it ever happen? The truth is out there...

Josh Winning
Contributing Editor at Total Film and writer for SFX. Sometimes writes books about monsters. Lives for cat videos.