David Duchovny (‘Evolution’,’Californication’) may be more excited about the upcoming revival of ‘The X-Files‘ than we are as the script has quite literally brought him to tears. The excitement is out there and the truth is that we’ll be finally seeing more of our favorite FBI agents next January when we have six new episodes that jump between the central mythology and standalone stories to enjoy. The best part that these six episodes may not bring closure to the show because if ratings and interest are up, then we can most likely expect more episodes down the line!
While he does open up about reading the script, Duchovny is pretty tight lipped on what we can expect from the continuation of one of the best science fiction shows that we’ve had a chance to view on the small screen:
“I got the first script this morning. I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page. It was just so strange to see the names on the page. It had nothing to do with the script itself. It was just like, I’d been talking about this for a long time. We’d been planning it for a long time. It took a long time to get all the people in the same place and get the deal with Fox. So let’s say two years we’ve been talking about doing it. Now it’s the fun part. Now we actually get to do it. That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I’ll have to figure out how to use that [in the performance].”
I think when the first episode premieres that all of the fans will be a little choked up to see Duchovny, return as Mulder as well.
The actor also added a very key piece of information that if the show is enough of a success, that another round of episodes may happen as well. Although, it doesn’t sound like full length seasons are what the cast and crew have in mind:
“I would be open to doing another cycle. I don’t know that I could do a 20-episode version of this show at this point in my life, and I don’t know that Gillian could. But I think everybody is open ended on what happens after this. Certainly, we didn’t bring it back with the idea of ending it.”
If the quality is there, I would happily take six new episodes a year over an end to the adventures of Mulder and Scully. I’m sure with Anderson busy with ‘Hannibal’ and Duchovny on his new NBC series ‘Aquarius’ that their free time for ‘The X-Files’ is probably limited as well.
‘The X-Files’ will return to Fox on Sunday January 24th, 2016
Source: Screen Rant