Fox is riding pretty high right now, with its Sunday comedies, Batman-less Batman shows, and Terrence Howard-starring loose retellings of King Lear all doing pretty well. There’s no better time, then, to start pandering to fans of beloved genre shows so they’ll think that their beloved genre shows actually have a chance of coming back. No, we’re not talking about Firefly or Fringe, we’re talking about the king of all beloved genre shows: The X-Files.
As reported by Deadline, Fox TV Group’s Gary Newman recently confirmed that Fox “is in talks” for some kind of X-Files revitalization, and he’s “hopeful” that things will work out. The idea, presumably, is to do something in the vein of the network’s recent 24 sequel miniseries, since that worked out surprisingly well. Plus, since it’s not The X-Files without the hottest will they/won’t they couple of the ‘90s, Give Me My Remote’s Marisa Roffman was able to get Fox’s Gary Newman to confirm that—if something X-Files does happen—David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be involved. The only problem would be finding an opening in everyone’s schedules, since—as Newman notes—“David has his show” and “Gillian is doing something in the UK.”
Of course, this is all super early, and it doesn’t even sound like X-Files creator Chris Carter is directly involved yet. He has to be just as crucial to anything X-Files as Duchovny and Anderson are. Still though, some kind of new X-Files thing is very, very, verrrrrrry slowly moving forward at Fox, and that’s exciting. The truth is out there!