The season consists of six episodes and concluded airing on February 22, When Fox initially announced the string of episodes, the network referred to them collectively as an "event series". The season, which takes place fourteen years after the ninth season —02 and seven years after the film The X-Files: I Want to Believe , follows newly re-instated Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI agents Fox Mulder David Duchovny and Dana Scully Gillian Anderson as they learn more about the existence of extraterrestrials and their relationship with the government. However, for years these talks never resulted in action until on March 24, , Fox announced that the series would return as a short-format event series with six episodes.
THEN AND NOW: How the cast of 'The X-Files' has changed since the '90s
'The X-Files' cast then and now - INSIDER
Is the truth really out there? The X-Files began its original nine-season run on September 10, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returned to our televisions in to reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully for two new seasons, but both the network and the series' stars have said that there won't be another season. While we sit here and hold out hope that they might change their mind, here are 22 facts about the iconic series on its 25th anniversary.