Back in January there were rumours circulating that Fox was in discussions for a potential revival of The X-Files that would see the series come back for a shorter season. Now I’m sure I’m not the only one that was little pissed off with 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe and its lack of extraterrestrials. Fans wanted answers to the series unresolved questions, not some standalone horror thriller story featuring Billy Connolly. Well now it looks like our prayers might finally be answered with both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning to the roles that kickstarted their careers.
Sources are claiming the network has settled on a “short-stack” order for the revival series and while the exact size of the order is yet-to-be-determined, predictions are it will be less than 10 episodes. However in order for the series to actually go into production, both the Fox network and its partner studio 20th Century Fox Television need to sign off on the project.
Gillian Anderson also said that the writers from the original series had been asked to contribute to its return, “The idea is to get the old gang back, have some fun and get a bit of closure for us and the audience”
According to The Daily Mail if the intense negotiations can be finalised soon, it’s predicted that filming of the series could be underway as early as June!
Are you excited for the return of Mulder and Scully?