Fox has officially announced that the X-Files will return with 6 new episodes and will begin shooting this summer with the two original lead actors, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. 

About the time away, show creator Chris Carter says, "I think of it as a 13-year commercial break." Carter also explained that, "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories."

At this time, there is no set date for when the new episodes will air.