ByWilliam Avitt, writer at

Over the weekend, Fox chairman Gary Newman announced that the Fox network is giving serious thought to bringing The X-Files back to television. He is calling it a reboot, however he also mentioned that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson would be returning if this planned relaunch were to come to fruition, so I don't think reboot is necessarily the correct word. If the series is to center around Mulder and Scully, that would make it more of a revival and if it were to center around new agents, with Mulder and Scully possibly making recurring appearances, then that would be more of a continuation. So it isn't really a reboot, but Fox is considering bringing it back in some fashion.

Fans of the franchise have been eagerly awaiting a promised third film in the franchise, which series creator Chris Carter has promised would get back to the show's mythology and tie up some loose ends, which the long-awaited though much underwhelming second film failed to do. There have not been much of any details released at this time, other than that it is being considered and negotiations are underway between the network and the two original stars. Personally, if this does come to fruition I would also like to see Doggett and Reyes return in some capacity. In my opinion they were missed in the last movie, especially when there were two FBI agents who could easily have been Doggett and Reyes, which would have made them seeking out Mulder a little more plausible. Anyway, we will definitely keep you up to date as the story develops further.


Deadline is reporting that Fox Co-Chairman Dana Walden has said that the current talks are only logistical, trying to find out when Duchovny, Anderson and series creator Chris Carter could be available. From what she has said, it looks like Fox is planning a limited run series, maybe a 12 episode arc, similar to 24: Live Another Day and that it was the success of the 24 revival that sparked interest in doing a similar revival with the X-Files. It should be noted that while Gillian Anderson has been a huge proponent of doing more X-Files films, she stated rather matter-of-factly in 2013 that she had no interest in doing it again in limited run form on television, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out. Personally, I would also rather see the X-Files continued in films, but I will gladly take a limited run series if it means tying up the show's loose ends and giving the show a proper send-off, which I Want to Believe certainly was not.


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