David Duchovny Is ‘More Than Happy’ To Bring Back ‘The X-Files,’ All But Guaranteeing Its Return

Was everyone’s birthday suddenly rescheduled for January? I ask for two reasons:

  1. Gillian Anderson told the gang at Nerdist she wants to reprise her role as Dana Scully in the The X-Files.
  2. FOX executives admitted they were discussing the possibility of an X-Files event series at the TCAs.

These are worth several birthdays in their own right, but there’s a new reason that takes the cake. In fact, it abducts the cake — just as creepy aliens would conspire with the American government to abduct a rather spooky individual’s younger sister. That’s right, folks — Fox Mulder wants to return to his old beat:

[David Duchovny] tells USA TODAY he’s “more than happy and excited to bring it back and do it again with (co-star) Gillian (Anderson) and (series creator) Chris (Carter).” (Via USA Today)

Not only that, but Duchovny let slip a few details about what the X-Files event series might look like:

On Tuesday, Duchovny, 54, said, “I’m assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now. We’ll see what form, how many (episodes). Certainly I can’t nor would I be interested in doing a full season. It will be in some kind of limited form. We’re all old, we don’t have the energy for a full season,” he said with a laugh. (Via USA Today)

As long as the final product looks and sounds absolutely nothing like seasons eight and nine of the original series, I’m willing to eat all the birthday cake.

(Via USA Today)