It seems that if die-hard fans chant “I want to believe!” for long enough, their call will be answered.

Whispers of an X-Files reboot have been around for a while, but nothing has come as close to a confirmation before now.

British TV news site TV Wise has reported that the iconic sci-fi series which starred Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as dynamic duo Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, is close to getting the green light from Fox.

A “short stack” order is in place for the revival, which will see “less than ten episodes” coming to our screen.

The Daily Mail says we’ll be getting 6 episodes of the new series, but others are yet to confirm.

The short order comes down to the revival’s plot, which will apparently see X-Files creator Chris Carter back at the helm, and tight scheduling will be needed for leads Anderson and Duchovny.

Other series cast members are said to be on the way back as well, including Mich Pileggi.

While it isn’t currently known as to when the new X-Files series will enter production, the rumour is that they’ll start shooting later this year.

The iconic TV series ran from 1993 – 2002, with a feature-length in 1998 and I Want To Believe in 2008. Trailer below: