Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are on their way back to the truth.
Fox has announced that The X-Files much-anticipated six-episode series will hit your television set on Sunday, January 24, at 10 PM. This is just night one of a two-night premiere, which sets the series back up on Mondays for the rest of the six-episode run. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be back as Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, respectively, investigating the weird stuff that nobody else wants to touch with a ten-foot pole.
Chris Carter will joing Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Executive Producer for the six episodes.
"I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," Chris Carter said recently. "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
David Duchovny had previous told the New York Post that he was on board for the episodes, but beyond that couldn't tell much.
"I don’t know much at all," Duchovny said. "We’re gonna do six episodes. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna begin and end with the mythology. But I really don’t know."
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He did admit that it might be strange to get back on set with Gillian Anderson in these roles after all this time.
"I think I’ll be nervous on the day. When I’m in a scene with Gillian, I think we’ll both be like, this is so weird. And I think we’ve both gotten better as we’ve gotten older, so how do we bring that to bear on these characters? If I were to look back at the first or second year of the show, I wouldn’t try to act like that guy. I’m capable of doing more. She’s capable of doing more. It’ll be interesting to see how we keep the characters the same but also the actors are better."
While Gillian Anderson has seen loads of success herself in the years since The X-Files originally ran, including the BBC series The Fall, both actors were surprisingly eager to return to the roles that made them famous. But Duchovny a surprising admission about Fox Mulder.
"The interesting thing about Mulder is nominally he is law enforcement but he never solved one case in nine years. So he’s the worst F.B.I. agent of all time. As F.B.I. agents, I would say we were not by the book. Especially Mulder."
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