One of my favorite shows of all time is The X-Files. Despite how convoluted the series became as it progressed, burdened by too many conspiracies that they could never quite unravel, the show was a lot of fun. Covering everything from conspiracies to aliens and alien abduction, to other supernatural forces, the show was a huge hit for FOX between 1993 and 2002.
There have apparently been talks between Fox chairman and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman and Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files. Newman said this:
It’s true that we’ve had some conversations on X-Files.We’re hopeful of being able to bring that back at some point.
Gary and I both worked [at 20th Century Fox Television] through the entire run of The X-Files. It was a great experience. We’ve maintained good relationships with Chris, David and Gillian. We’re very hopeful, but it’s hard. The actors are very busy. They have a lot going on. Chris has a lot on his plate, so it’s just trying to carve out the time.
And there is the rub. All parties finding time to make this. Gillian Anderson is a recurring cast member on Hannibal. David Duchovny has a new event series called Aquarius coming from NBC. Of the bunch, it seems that Chris Carter might have some free time, as his Amazon series, The After, wasn’t picked up for series.
The last we saw Mulder and Scully, they were teaming up to track down a missing FBI agent with the help of a convicted pedophile priest who had psychic visions in the under-rated The X-Files: I Want to Believe.