Rumors of another X Files movie have swirled for years. Suggestions of a possible new season have been similarly regular. X Files fans have learned that you need to take these reports with a grain of salt.
But, finally, X-Files fans have some good news!
While a genuine reunion doesn't seem to be on the cards, Mulder and Scully will at least be starring on NBC together this Summer (albeit on separate shows). Although they won't be physically together on screen, their shows have been scheduled to follow one another, meaning fans will just have to ignore the credits in-between and imagine that the pair are just in separate rooms!
David Duchovny (Forever To Be Known As Fox Mulder)
David Duchovny has finished his seven year stint on Californication and is preparing to premiere his new series, [Aquarius](series:1309835) . Duchovny will be the lead in this crime drama series that will see him and [Friday Night Lights](movie:395109) star Grey Damon investigating a case in 1967 that will lead them to Charles Manson.
To help ensure the success of the new series, NBC have decided to screen Aquarius directly before the season 3 episodes of the much loved Hannibal.
Gillian Anderson (AKA Dana Scully)
Anderson was a very welcome addition to season 2 of Hannibal and will continue to play Bedelia Du Maurier when Hannibal returns on June 4.
Bedelia fled with Hannibal at the end of season 2, so the first half of season 3 will show the pair gallivanting around Italy, on the run from the authorities. Anderson has been spotted filming scenes in Florence, and was made into a series regular for the season, so fans can look forward to seeing plenty of her this Summer.
Not Long Until a New X-Files Season Will Film
Reports that Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will reunite for a new X-Files season seem premature. Although it has been suggested that the pair and the series creator Chris Carter have all been in talks with FOX to film a new season in Summer this year, this is still just a rumor.
Fox, Mulder and Scully have all said they would be interested in making a new season, and Duchovny even discussed specifics (saying a new season would be shorter, perhaps just made up of 10 episodes), but there has been nothing concrete.
Fans will have to make do with NBC's double-header of Aquarius and [Hannibal](series:721010) until we hear more about a true Mulder-Scully reunion.