Mulder and Scully could be headed back to the small-screen a lot sooner than expected – according to The X-Files stalwart David Duchovny, at least.
Taking to Twitter to wish co-star Gillian Anderson a happy birthday, Duchovny teased that conversations are taking place with the higher-ups at Fox – Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden, to be specific – about The X-Files returning for another series of supernatural thrills and spills.
It’s far from a confirmation, and the jury’s still out on whether the actor’s post is a red herring, but here’s the Tweet in question:
Happy Birthday, Gillian. If you see Dana, tell her Fox says she might wanna polish up the ol’ badge soon-ish. Love, D
— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) August 9, 2016
Referring to the recent Television Critics Association, it appears as though at the very least, the Powers That Be over at Fox are contemplating further episodes of The X-Files. Discussing the show’s future along with the negative reviews pinned at January’s revival, the network’s President of Entertainment David Madden stated via IGN:
“I actually think that the six episodes were strong. We worked hard with Chris on the previous season. The episodes represent Chris and his team’s vision. Everybody reads what they read, but if we have the opportunity to do more episodes, we will take our cue from Chris and his team. I think that there was some very strong work throughout the season, and we look forward to more.”
Tell us, what do you think the future holds for The X-Files?