David Duchovny has teased on Twitter that The X-Files will be returning sometime soon.
Duchovny tweeted to Gillian Anderson a happy birthday, writing: “Happy Birthday, Gillian. If you see Dana, tell her Fox says she might wanna polish up the ol’ badge soon-ish.”
His tweet comes one day after FOX executives Dana Walden and David Madden spoke at the Television Critics Association press tour about the “significant talks” underway, regarding bringing back X-Files.
David Madden told reporters that FOX is “in significant talks with the three principals” about coming back for more episodes.
FOX Broadcasting CEO Dana Walden said that if X-Files does return, she would like to see more episodes than the recent reboot, which ran six episodes.
“We’re in conversations that intentionally we could do more,” Walden said. “I don’t imagine it being a full season of The X-Files, but I would be really happy if we were able to get eight to 10 episodes.”
Speaking of last season, she explained, “It was really the limitations of David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson] and Chris’ [Carter] schedules. Gillian lives in the UK, David lives in New York and California, and we do the show in Vancouver. Chris lives up north. So it was just trying to coordinate a time where they all carve out a period to be in Vancouver.”