David Duchovny on ‘The X-Files’ revival: ‘It’s looking very good’

Fox recently announced it is having 'conversations' about bringing back Mulder and Scully

David Duchovny has given an update on the planned revival of The X-Files.

The cult sci-fi show originally aired on US network Fox for nine seasons between 1993 and 2002 and also spawned a pair of spin-off films, released in 1998 and 2008. Fox revealed last month (January) that it has had “conversations” about reviving the much-loved series. The potential new season would feature the show’s iconic lead duo, Duchovny’s Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully, as well as input from The X-Files‘ creator Chris Carter.

During an appearance on US daytime show The Talk yesterday (February 17), Duchovny was asked if the revival is definitely happening. “It looks good,” he replied. “It looks very good. I can’t say for sure, but it looks better than it did two weeks ago.”


Duchovny had previously confirmed that he is keen to return to The X-Files, but for a “limited” run of episodes as opposed to a full season.

Meanwhile, during an interview last month (January) Anderson said she would be “fucking overjoyed” if Fox brought back The X-Files, and urged fans to tweet at the network to show their support for the revival. Anderson was recently seen in series two of BBC2’s The Fall and also has a key supporting role on NBC’s Hannibal, while Duchovny will soon be seen starring in upcoming US crime drama series Aquarius.

Fox has also revealed that another of its most popular shows, 24, could be returning without star Kiefer Sutherland.