X-Files return dependent on Gillian Anderson’s schedule

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

It’s official! Fox is in talks to bring back The X-Files – and David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are set to return too.

The mystery over whether The X-Files will or won’t return got a new lead during the weekend, when Fox executives said they had been in discussions with the series creator about a comeback.The series that established David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as household names is next in line for a small-screen return similar to last year’s resurrection of 24. ‘It’s true that we’ve had some conversations on The X-Files and we are hopeful of being able to bring it back at some point,’ Fox CEO Gary Newman confirmed.

The X-Files initially ran from 1993 until 2002, accruing a massive cult following with the opening credits ending with the famous tagline “the truth is out there”. Chris Carter, who brought the surpernatural crime series to the small screen between 1993 and 2002, has sparked hope in the hearts of Fox CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Fellow Fox boss Dana Walden said the schedules of Duchovny, 54, and 46-year-old Anderson are being studied to find a convenient time for them to reprise their 1990s roles as FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. ‘Gary and I both worked through the entire run of The X- Files and we’ve maintained good relationships with Chris, David and Gillian,’ said Walden. ‘We’re very hopeful, but it’s hard. The possibility of a limited series, similar to Fox’s 24: Live Another Day, was raised during a Q&A at Fox’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, according to Variety. 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.

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. ‘I need to wrap my brain around what that would entail,’ she said. ‘I live in London. Chris has a lot on his plate, so it’s just trying to carve out the time.” Gillian Anderson, who played Detective Scully in The X -Files, has recently revived her career with The Fall, BBC Two’s thriller series. In August 2013 there was speculation about a third X-Files film, when Carter gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly saying: “It’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox, whether they have the will to do it.

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