The upcoming “The X-Files” revival is just six episodes, but those involved are hoping that this will be just the start.
Fox Mulder himself, actor David Duchovny, has been out doing promotion for the release of NBC’s “Aquarius” and has discussed his pending return to the supernatural franchise with EW saying that he hopes there’ll be more:
“I would be open to doing another cycle. I don’t know that I could do a twenty-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.”
He also says he’s only just seen the first script for the revival:
“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].”
Duchovny confirms there’ll be a mix of stand-alone mysteries and mythology in the new season which also sees the return of Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) and William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man).
The actor has also spoken with The Los Angeles Times and says his old “Twin Peaks” character of FBI Agent Denise Bryson might return for Showtime’s upcoming revival: “I think ‘Twin Peaks’ is happening for sure. I hope my character comes back, I think she does.”