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‘The X-Files’ is in the middle of its second revival season on FOX, with Gillian Anderson promising this will be the last time she reprises her role as FBI agent Dana Scully. Whether the show will go on without her has been a major topic of debate, but co-star David Duchovny wants fans to find something else to focus on.

In a recent interview, Duchovny said:

“It’s a little cart before the horse, for me. It’s like, OK, there are issues to deal with or whatever, but let’s talk about the show. Let’s not talk about hypotheticals.”

The actor also said he has not given much thought about Anderson’s exit and whether he plans on continuing the show as fellow agent Fox Mulder. Instead, Duchovny wants to focus on the ‘X-Files’ current season, which is six episodes into its 10-episode series.

The actor wants speculators to stop getting ahead of themselves and just enjoy the remainder of the season. He explained:

“To me, it’s unfortunate that’s kind of like ‘the headline’ because, to me, the headline is: We just made 10 really kick-ass episodes of television, and please enjoy and don’t mourn the death of this show quite yet.”

He then added something his father used to say to him:

“If my grandmother had wheels, she’d be a trolley.”

Show creator Chris Carter added his two cents regarding the future of the show without Anderson, claiming he is unsure where the 25-year-old franchise will go from here. Carter said:

“I think that certainly ‘The X-Files’ has more life in it, there are more stories to tell, with Gillian or without. I’m sorry to see her go, I’ve never actually considered doing this show without her, so is this the end? It’s the end of something, I don’t know if it’s the beginning of something new. But certainly we will have to all put our heads together and figure out where to go from here.”

‘The X-Files’ airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.