We’ve been hearing rumors for a long time that Fox wants to bring back X-Files for a short season much like they did with 24. Both actors in the series have said they want to do it, and the only thing in the way was apparently scheduling.
It looks like that’s been solved as British television site TV Wise says that Fox is about read to give the go-ahead for a very short season. They say it could be fewer than ten episodes.
They say that an offer has gone out to Mitch Pileggi, which means Skinner will be returning along with Mulder and Scully. Chris Carter will be writing the episodes, and they say he’ll be able to explain those loose ends that the series and movies didn’t answer. Maybe we’ll find out why Colonization didn’t happen on December 21, 2012!