Despite the wishes of its stars and creator Chris Carter, a third movie based on “The X-Files” doesn’t seem to be in the cards. But last weekend at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Fox revealed its interest in reviving “The X-Files” as a miniseres alongside Carter and original series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
According to Fox, the only holdup is getting all three of them to sign off on the return. However, Duchovny is already on board with the idea. While speaking with USA Today, he said that he’s “more than happy and excited to bring it back and do it again with (co-star) Gillian (Anderson) and (series creator) Chris (Carter).”
Duchovny stressed that he’s not looking to do a full season of “The X-Files,” but he seems excited at the prospect of playing Fox Mulder again.
“I’m assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now. 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.”
While he was one of the primary stars of “The X-Files” for the first seven seasons, Duchovny seemed eager to leave the series for a chance to be a movie star. Duchovny appeared sporadically in the eighth season before returning for the series finale of “The X-Files.” Anderson stayed on for a full nine seasons as Dana Scully, before reuniting with Duchovny in The X-Files: I Want To Believe.
Duchovny is currently starring in “Aquarius” on NBC, which will debut this summer. Anderson is also currently on NBC, as a series regular on “Hannibal,” which will also premiere this summer.