The X-Files revival starts on TV tonight!

08 Feb 2016

It's been 13 years since Mulder and Scully were on our screens - and now, finally, one of TV's greatest duos are back...

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Season 10 of The X-Files starts on Channel 5 tonight at 9pm - with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny reprising their iconic roles. It kicks off with the former FBI agents being reunited by a TV host, who wants their help to expose a mysteriours and sinister organisation that he thinks are controlling the American people. It's classic The X-Files territory - and if the trailer's anything to go by, there's plenty of nostalgia for the hardcore fans.

The season premiere comes after revelations that Gillian Anderson had to fight to be paid the same as Duchovny - after being offered half the amount of her male co-star. (Yep, WTF is that about?) Talking to the , Anderson said:

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"[I]n this climate of women talking about the reality of [unequal pay] in this business, I think it's important that it gets heard and voiced. It was shocking to me, given all the work that I had done in the past to get us to be paid fairly. I worked really hard toward that and finally got somewhere with it [...] And then it happened again! I don't even know what to say about it."

Pay disputes aside - we can't wait to journey back into the weird and wonderful, extraterrestial world of The X-Files.

On 25 March 2015 we wrote...

Earlier this year we asked you whether you'd like to see The X-Files return and a whopping 89% of you said yes. Well Mulder and Scully fans, you've got your wish.

It has been confirmed by Fox TV that there WILL be a reboot of the hit TV show.

The cult sci-fi series originally ran from 1993 to 2002 and featured the iconic FBI duo, Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Special Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), who were simply known as Mulder and Scully. The pair will reprise their roles, and we for one can't wait to watch.

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Original creator Chris Carter will be at the helm when production starts this summer.

"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."

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, of Fox Television Group, said: "We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of The X-Files - one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers - and we couldn't be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again.

"The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture - yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning.

"Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as The X-Files and we're ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they've been waiting for."

It is not yet known when it will air on TV.

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