‘The X-Files’ stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson cover Neil Young’s ‘Helpless’ – watch

Actors are reprising their roles as Mulder and Scully for a new 'The X-Files' 'event series'

David Duchovny was joined on stage by his The X-Files co-star Gillian Anderson at a gig in New York last night (May 12).

The actor was performing at the city’s Cutting Room venue in support of his debut album ‘Hell Or Highwater’, which was released yesterday, when Anderson joined him during the encore for a rendition of Neil Young’s ‘Helpless’. Watch fan footage of their duet below.

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The song initially appeared on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 1970 album ‘Déjà Vu’.

Duchovny and Anderson are reprising their iconic roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully for a new six-episode The X-Files “event series” set to air in 2016. US network Fox announced earlier this week that Episode One of the “event series” will debut on Sunday, January 25, followed by Episode Two on Monday, January 26. The remaining episodes of the event series will air on Fox on subsequent Monday nights. At present, the “event series” has yet to be picked up by a UK broadcaster.

The network confirmed in March that it is bringing back The X-Files for a six-episode “event series”. Alongside Duchovny and Anderson, Chris Carter is returning as executive producer and Mitch Pileggi confirmed last month (April) that he will be reprising his role as FBI boss Walter Skinner.

Chris Carter spoke about the event series shortly after it was announced, promising fans that it will be “honest” to the show’s characters. Carter also revealed at the time that the event series has “no scripts yet” but insisted: “I know what I want to do, how I want it to lay out – the balance of mythology to standalone episodes.”

“The people that are going to be involved have been talking since the beginning of the year, so we have a clear idea of how this should be, or the best way we think this should be laid out,” Carter added.

The cult sci-fi show originally aired on Fox for nine seasons between 1993 and 2002 and also spawned a pair of spin-off films, released in 1998 and 2008. Fox first revealed in January that it was having “conversations” about reviving the much-loved series.