Creator also suggests that he'd be keen to make more new 'X-Files' TV episodes
The X-Files creator Chris Carter has revealed that he has written a script for a third spin-off film.
Carter completed the film script before the TV show was revived for its forthcoming miniseries, but after consulting his wife, decided not to try to rework the feature screenplay into new episodes of the show.
“I actually wrote a third movie, just because I was interested in the idea of where that might go,” Carter revealed at a US press event attended by The Hollywood Reporter on Friday (January 15). “I let my wife read the third movie, and she said, ‘I think [it’s] not for television.'”
The X-Files‘s six-episode miniseries premieres on Fox on January 24 and will debut in the UK on Channel 5 at a later date. Carter also suggested on Friday that he would be interested in making more new episodes of the TV show if Fox is keen to commission them.
“I’m waiting for Fox to come back and ask for more,” he said. “Then we’ll talk about it.”
Joining David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in the six-episode miniseries are Mitch Pileggi, who is reprising his role as FBI boss Walter Skinner, and William B. Davis, who is returning as Mulder and Scully’s nemesis ‘The Smoking Man’. Fan favourites The Lone Gunmen are returning too.
Meanwhile, Community‘s Joel McHale has been cast as a conservative web TV news anchor and Flight Of The Conchords‘ Rhys Darby will play a man suspected by Mulder to be the perpetrator of a series of animal attacks. Six Feet Under‘s Lauren Ambrose and The Flash actor Robbie Amell will also make guest appearances.
Watch a trailer for the miniseries below.