US network Fox has had 'conversations' about bring back Mulder and Scully
The X-Files could be set to return to TV after more than a decade.
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. Now Fox has confirmed it has had talks about reviving the series.
“I think it’s been reported and it’s true that we’ve had some conversations on X-Files. We’re hopeful we’ll bring that back at some point,” Fox’s CEO Gary Newman revealed at a US press event on Saturday (January 17) attended by E!.
Newman later confirmed that the potential new season would feature the show’s iconic lead duo, David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully, as well as input from The X-Files‘ creator Chris Carter.
“If this happens, it will be with David and Gillian reprising their roles,” Newman explained. “Chris [Carter] is interested, both David and Gillian are interested. Scheduling it is very different. David has his shows and Gillian is doing something in the UK, so it’s a little hard. I really don’t know how fast it can happen because of that. But there are ongoing conversations happening.”
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.