Fox TV chairman, Gary Newman, has confirmed that they are in talks to bring back Chris Carters ‘The X-Files’ – reuniting cast members David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson who play FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
The cult series originally aired between 1993 – 2002. News of The X-Files returning was first heard about during a Q+A at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.
The Daily Mail report:
‘It’s true that we’ve had some conversations on X-Files,’ Gary said. ‘We’re hopeful of being able to bring that back at some point.’
Later, fellow Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden confirmed that a reboot would reunite David, 54, and Gillian, 46, adding they had not had creative discussions about the shape or direction of the possible new series.
The hit series also spawned two spin-off films, The X-Files in 1998 and and The X-Files: I want To Believe in 2008.
The busy career of both the stars is more of a problem for the network, according to Entertainment Weekly.
David, who played Mulder, has an upcoming NBC event series, Aquarius, while Gillian, as Scully, has a recurring role on NBC’s Hannibal and both would have to fulfill those contracts before committing to anything else.
The actress was hesitant when EW asked about her thoughts on returning to a limited TV series rather than a film.
‘I need to wrap my brain around what that would entail,’ she said. ‘I live in London. I’ve got three kids, it’s not a small proposition and it would take a lot longer to shoot than a movie would. I need to think about that.’