ByOlivia van der Will, writer at

The X-Files television series came to an end in 2002 leaving the plotline open and unresolved. Fans have been waiting a long 13 years for the science-fiction-horror-drama series to come back to their screens. Now it looks like things are moving along nicely for its comeback, with X-Files set to return for 2016. Filming has began this summer, so hold on a little longer and it will be back soon.

Fans will be happy to know that Fox has ordered a thrilling six-episode event series, with original actors Gilian Anderson and David Duchovny returning to play their former characters, crossing out any possibility for a reboot. Original X-Files creator Chris Carter will also be returning to the new series. I really have a good feeling about this.

Carter said of the new series:

"I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories."

Gillian Anderson posted this photo to her Twitter account pre-filming:

So I am sure you are dying to get a peek of what's to come, well take a look:

This image posted by Gareth Smart shows a set featuring a crashed space ship in Ashford, British Columbia. It sure looks like a perfect setting for the series to be filmed.

The final episodes called "The Truth" marked Fox Mulder's (David Duchovny) return to the cast, along with other reoccurring characters, allowing doors to close on storylines but at the same time opening new ones. The final episode was given mixed reviews, with many commentators criticizing the episode's lack of closure. Maybe the critics will find their answers next year...

Check out more of the images here also posted by Gareth:

Gareth spoke with IBT about the images:

"Ashcroft has the Wilderness Way Resort zipline park and they are filming right on their land. The X-File crew is staying at their resort...It's my understanding that they are filming a whole whack of stuff at night."

The X-Files ran for nine seasons and is to date one of the most successful television dramas of all time. It will be interesting to see how they take X-Files forward when the series continues next year.


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