Duchovny, Anderson to return for more X-Files


It’s official. The truth is still out there.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have both signed on for a return of The X-Files.

FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will return in a 6 episode revival of the classic sci-fi series which ran for nine seasons and launched two feature films. They last appeared together in the 2008 feature I Want to Believe.

Series creator and executive producer Chris Carter will also return.

Production on the six-part series will start mid year with a premiere date to be announced at a later date.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

FOX Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman, said: “The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture — yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning.

“Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as The X-Files, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”

The show remains a firm favourite amongst both drama and sci-fans, with a writer’s room that was home to such creatives as Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and Homeland’s Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon.

Both Duchovny and Anderson remain attached to separate projects with Duchovny appearing in the upcoming Aquarius and Anderson set to return for a third season of UK thriller, The Fall.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. Not sure why they would do 6 eps-you’d think a movie would be a better option (though the last one was pretty poor)-I was a huge fan of the series, but what are they going to do?

  2. I wish I could say what is X Files? I can’t, I loved it especially when the Smoking Man (William B. Davis) was hanging about and John Doggett (Robert Patrick.) was doing stuff and best of all old Stargate SG1 general, Scully’s father, William (Don S. Davis – deceased), Mulder and Scully, simply the best. Should be good

    • Ten has an output deal with Fox, and they need content.

      Anderson and Duchovny had publicly committed at the beginning of the year and Carter was of course interested. It was Fox’s money that was being waited for.

      New shows are tanking at an alarming rate, Fox is in trouble in the US and people are watching their old favourites on Netflix so revivals are in vogue.

  3. Secret Squïrrel

    This is good news as I enjoyed The X-Files but more for the longer story arcs, not so much the monster of the week eps. Frankly, I preferred Millennium – it was a bit darker, or Blacker, if you prefer.

    I’ll get my coat…

  4. If you’ve never seen Anderson in Bleak House and you’re a fan of hers, do grab the DVD. She is excellent and her taut face composure, remarkable.

  5. They have aged remarkably well because of the age of the pic. I think it’s going to be set in an old peoples home. “Where’s my zimmer frame”, “Where’s my bedpan”. Oooooooooooooh.

    • Have you not seen Gillian recently in The Fall?
      She looks amazing – a long way off requiring a zimmer frame, that’s for sure.
      Ditto for David in Californication and Aquarius.

      • Where’s the emoticon for “tongue in cheek” when you need it. She should look amazing, she’s only 46. David is 54 but looks a little rougher in closeup.

  6. Might be time to finally watch the previous seasons via Netflix… I’ve only seen the first couple of episodes of S1, and always said “I’ll watch the rest some rainy day…”. 13 years later, still haven’t.

  7. Great news!
    Look forward to watching.
    Both Gillian and David have “aged” remarkably well and really don’t look much older from when they played Mulder and Scully all those years ago.

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