On the heels Twin Peaks’ revival, a seeming overnight push, followed by confirmation of talks, to bring The X-Files back to television has many fans stoked. FOX’s Gary Newman announced the intent to resuscitate the beloved sci-fi series at last week’s TCA presentations with the hope that creator Chris Carter and stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny would all return. The interest is apparently there, with Duchovny now confirming he’d like to.
Speaking to USA Today, Duchovny is excited to return to The X-Files, noting the new iteration would likely have to be a limited series. “I’m assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now,” the actors said. “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.”
The X-Files premiered in September of 1993 and ran for nine seasons and 202 episodes, spawning two films, a spin-off and a line of comics. If the series does return, you can be certain I’ll be wearing my Chain of Strength-esque Scully & Mulder youth crew tee for its entire run.