January 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm #340495
Fox Confirms ‘X-Files’ Reboot Talks, David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson To Return: Update
by Nellie Andreeva January 17, 2015 10:47am
UPDATED: Following the success of Fox’s 24 limited series, the network is looking to bring back another iconic drama series, The X-Files. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman today confirmed chatter that the network is in talks for a new installment of Chris Carter’s cult supernatural drama, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Newman went on to say he was “hopeful” about the outcome.
Later, fellow Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden said that the conversations so far have been only logistical, looking at windows when the key X-Files players, creator Carter and stars Duchovny and Anderson, are available. She confirmed that a potential X-Files followup will star the original leading duo of Duchovny and Anderson. There have been no creative discussions yet about what that new series might be.
Carter hinted at a possible reboot in the summer, acknowledging he had had conversations with Fox and 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind X-Files. The series already spawned a movie franchise, and there also has been a fan campaign to extend that franchise with another movie.
As for 24, nothing new to report but Newman noted that he and fellow Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden are in continuous conversations with the creative auspices behind the 24 franchise. “We’d love nothing more than to do another 24,” Newman said.
Despite speculation, there is nothing going on Prison Break, though Newman said they would “bring Prison Break back in a heartbeat.” The prison escape drama lands itself nicely to a limited series format and has been a very important properly for producer 20th TV — which also is behind X-Files and 24 — doing extremely well on Netflix as well as internationally.January 17, 2015 at 6:48 pm #340497
Oh no, not more Prison Break please, the first season and half of the second or so was the only good shit, then, they had no more story. But anything, I mean, anything with Duchovny and Anderson is beyond any bias or fear of ruining a classic tv show, hope this ends up being made.January 18, 2015 at 7:44 am #340498
The X-Files is my favorite show ever. Ever. It made me want to become a writer.January 18, 2015 at 11:29 am #340499
Just started getting into The X-Files over the last year or so due to Kumail Nanjiani’s podcast, but it’s left an incredible impression on me so far. Would gladly welcome the show back for a limited run, too, if only so that they can say that they didn’t go out on that last movie.January 18, 2015 at 11:35 am #340500
There’s already Fringe and tons of other shows inspired by The X-Files. It lasted for almost a decade. No need for a full on series. However, an eight episode miniseries or something of that nature wouldn’t be unwelcomed. It’s just really annoying how broadcast networks are lost right now when it comes to producing new serial dramas.January 18, 2015 at 1:03 pm #340501
Fantastic news! Always loved that show! Bring it on!
Oh, and since we’re already at it they should also bring back “Buffy”. Preferably on Netflix.