It’s not over ’til it’s over — and that may not be anytime soon for David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. The on-screen duo is returning to Fox for a six-episode limited series, but in a new interview, they were of course asked to do more than six episodes. And well, they weren’t against it.
We’ve been waiting a long time (14 years to be exact) for The X-Files to return to TV and we’re obviously thrilled to see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back in action when the series premieres on Jan. 24. However, six episodes is a total tease, right? Well it may just turn into more.
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“Gillian and I have talked about [doing more episodes], and then we just stop because we get to 2023 and we still haven’t found a date we can do it,” David told our sister publication, Variety in their new cover story. “It’s like, ‘Let’s just wait and see what happens after this,’ and then we can start to talk seriously about whether we can make it work again.”
David also added that the cast would have “preferred to do eight or 10” episodes but because the cast was doing so many different things and “there were so many moving parts,” six just worked out better with their schedules.
Chris Carter, the creator, has signed back on to work on the limited series, and did consider doing a film — but didn’t want it to come off as a “victory lap.” So he went with the limited series for Fox. “I think it’s a nice mix,” David said of the six episodes. “We do have a funny one, a horror one, a gross, nasty one and three that are extending and elaborating and negating in some ways the old mythology. A lot is done in six episodes.”
Well, we can not wait to see these six — and maybe some more in the future. We’re a greedy crowd, are we not?