Fox exec on the odds we'll see more X-Files: 'We would love to do more'

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Feb 21, 2016, 6:52 PM EST (Updated)

The revival season of Fox’s The X-Files has been a ratings hit, and largely a critical hit (though a few episodes have been more miss than hit). So, will Fox be bringing it back again?

In an interview with Variety, Fox entertainment president David Madden was asked about the prospects of keeping the show around for another “event” season. Madden said they would “love” to keep the show around for another mini-season, though the biggest obstacle remains the schedules and timing for everyone involved. Stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny both keep busy elsewhere, and creator Chris Carter also has a few other projects brewing.

Here’s his full comment:

“We said before it aired that we would love to do more, and we are over the moon with the performance. So far, the response has been really encouraging … We haven’t talked to the talent yet about Season 2 in any more definitive way than we had prior to airing the show, but certainly, it seems like there’s an audience responding to the show that would love to see more episodes.”

This seems to fit with what the stars and creative team have been saying all along about the chances for another season, and considering the first five episodes have averaged a 3.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.9 million total viewers in same-day numbers, it would certainly behoove Fox to keep the solid ratings performer around.

What’s most surprising, really, is Variety’s report that sources say there’s been no formal communication between the network and the X-Files team about bringing the series back. Billing the finale as a “season” instead of “series” ender is obviously telling, but you’d think Fox would’ve put out some feelers after ratings data hit for the first couple episodes.

What do you think? Will everyone involved be able to work it out and keep the dream alive?

(Via Variety)