The X-Files is regarded as one of the greatest science fiction television series of all time and after nearly 13 years of being off the air, it looks like agents Mulder and Scully could be returning to the small screen.
Fox CEO’s Dana Walden and Gary Newman have recently stated that they have had talks with series creator Chris Carter about bringing The
X-Files back. Newman and Walden also said that they are looking to have David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return to the show as well to reprise their leading roles.
“Gary and I both worked through the entire run of The X Files. It was a great experience. We’ve maintained good relationships with Chris, David and Gillian. We’re very hopeful, but it’s hard. The actors are very busy. They have a lot going on. Chris has a lot on his plate, so it’s just trying to carve out the time,” Walden said.
This announcement comes shortly after Anderson guested on The Nerdist podcast. During the course of the interview, Anderson hinted that some new episodes of The X-Files may be coming down the pipe, at which point host Chris Hardwick encouraged listeners to take to social media with the hash tag #xfiles2015.
As for Duchovny, he has a miniseries, Aquarius, coming out on NBC in the near future, but with Californication being wrapped up, he very well may have the time for it now.
Though having The X-Files come back on the air is far from a done deal, it looks like there is a very real possibility it could be happening soon.