Sure, we’re all still psyched about The X-Files’ long-awaited return for a truncated season — but could we get even more freaky goodness?
According to star David Duchovny, it’s certainly possible, assuming this six-episode mini-season does well. Duchovny chatted with Entertainment Weekly about the project, and revealed his reaction after reading the first script ("it’s fantastic," he notes), as well as the odds that more episodes could happen down the line.
Duchovny once again touched on his lack of interest in doing a full-sized broadcast season of 20+ episodes, but said he believes something more in line with the six-episode run could be feasible to pull off for himself and co-star Gillian Anderson again in the future:
"I got the first script this morning. I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page. It was just so strange to see the names on the page. It had nothing to do with the script itself. It was just like, I’d been talking about this for a long time. We’d been planning it for a long time. It took a long time to get all the people in the same place and get the deal with Fox. So let’s say two years we’ve been talking about doing it. Now it’s the fun part. Now we actually get to do it. That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I’ll have to figure out how to use that [in the performance].
I would be open to doing another cycle. I don’t know that I could do a 20-episode version of this show at this point in my life, and I don’t know that Gillian could. But I think everybody is open ended on what happens after this. Certainly, we didn’t bring it back with the idea of ending it."
The new season of The X-Files is set to debut on Fox in January 2016. Would you like to see even more episodes from Fox?
(Via Entertainment Weekly)