David Duchovny on ‘The X-Files’ revival: ‘I’m more than happy to do it’

However, Mulder actor says he wouldn't be interested in doing a full season

David Duchovny has confirmed that he is keen to return to The X-Files – but not for a full season.

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 on Saturday (January 17) that it has had “conversations” about reviving The X-Files. 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.

Responding to the news, Duchovny told USA Today that he is “more than happy and excited to bring it back and do it again with Gillian and Chris” and said: “I’m assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now.”

However, the actor then added: “We’ll see what form, how many (episodes). Certainly I can’t nor would I be interested in doing a full season. It will be in some kind of limited form. We’re all old, we don’t have the energy for a full season.”

During an interview earlier this 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.

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