That’s right: Mulder and Scully could be coming back to TV.
The internet is abuzz with confirmations that Fox is very, very close to moving forward with an X-Files revival that would star David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in their original roles of FBI agents involved with supernatural cases.
Easily the favorite professional/ intimate couple of ’90s television, Mulder and Scully represented the believer and skeptic in all of us as the cult show tackled mutants, monsters, aliens, and an overarching plot about concealed government conspiracies. The show’s original run from 1993-2002 boasted nine seasons, numerous Emmys among other accolades, a massive cult following, and an undeniable, lasting influence on pop culture.
Assuming an attempt to resurrect this show using the original plot isn’t a total catastrophe, there are some logistical problems already. Namely, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
The two stars, and, intrinsically, their characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, are synonymous with The X-Files. That being said, the actors’ schedules and availability are paramount to the realization of the rumored revival. According to TV Wise, the major impediments standing in the way of bringing the iconic show back to a now sci-fi-and-fantasy-saturated television environment are Duchovny and Anderson’s schedules (the former stars on NBC’s Aquarius and the latter on BBC’s The Fall) as well as Fox’s writing and plot requirements for X-Files creator Chris Carter, the remaining key to the show’s resurrection.
Fox is expected to announce its decision sometime in April.
The truth may be out there, but until the green light is official, you can listen again and again to some of your favorite intro music of all time:
The truth is out there, but will you see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return for an “X-Files” resurrection?