The truth is (almost) out there: Fox may be close to bringing back “The X-Files” to TV, after all. This has been a fun campaign for us to watch over the past few months, and to us, it started with Gillian Anderson’s appearance on the Nerdist Podcast. She and David Duchovny have been interested in doing the show again for a very long time, but it took a while for all of the pieces to come together.
According to TVWise, what seems to now be in the works here is for the network to give the series a short order for more episodes, which will be less than ten. This allows there to be enough to satisfy fans, and maybe tie together some loose ends following “I Want to Believe,” the last movie based on the show. This also makes it easier for creator Chris Carter, and also both of the aforementioned actors, to be involved. Anderson in particular is insanely busy right now. She is a series regular on “Hannibal” season 3, and will also be doing a third season of “The Fall” with Jamie Dornan at some point over the next year or so. Duchovny, meanwhile, is the star of the upcoming NBC limited series “Aquarius,” which is actually going to premiere alongside “Hannibal” this summer.
We’re thrilled for this news, mostly because we’re always down for a little nostalgia. This also seems to be the perfect dose of it. You give just enough to get people excited, but still leave them wanting more. A good comparison here is “24: Live Another Day.”