Mulder and Scully – the X-files returning to Fox…?

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The has always held a special place in my heart.  One of the few television series of the 1990s to hold up against the passing of time (nearly twenty years now since the original pilot episode only episode to show Jillian Anderson in her underwear.

It is one of the few franchises to effectively expand from television to film, fight the future and come back again never seeming to get lost under the weight of its own mythology.

Even though i distinctly remember coming out of the last film and literally remember hearing someone say “I cannot believe there were not any aliens.” the going rumor is that Mulder and Scully David Duchovny and Jillian Anderson are ready and willing to not only star in a third film, this one with ALIENS)  but that they are both interested in returning to their iconic roles in a return to the series which made them household names series or even possibly a new series reboot.  And denspite of the failed  underwhelming  offshoot attempts such as “the Lone Gunmen” and the creator Chris Carter’s spiritual spinoff “Millennium ” after everything …

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Now, according to Fox TV Group Chairman Gary Newman, speaking recently at a presentation during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, says that the outlook is “hopeful.” While speaking to USA Today, Mulder David Duchovny said he was excited and ready to return to the role that basically type cast made him famous, if albeit in a limited capacity, like a miniseries:

“I’m assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now. We’ll see what form, how many [episodes]. Certainly I can’t nor would I be interested in doing a full season. It will be in some kind of limited form. We’re all old, we don’t have the energy for a full season.”

Likewise, Scully Gillian Anderson is interested in the idea of the series return, through her ever busy schedule may be a factor, she is currently starring in the masterpiece  critically acclaimed NBC series “Hannibal” has recently been promoting her new novel “A Vision of Fire” and really badly wants to be included in the all-female cast of the upcoming “Ghostbusters 3.”

Personally while the idea of the x-files returning sounds good in theory, I am not sure where or how or even if it actually is a good ideal.  I feel that there is not really anywhere interesting for the series (or a reboot, or miniseries) to go.  It is said that when you dig up the past, all you get is dirty, and I would not want to see most nostalgic favorite television properties soiled.

sources: USA Today  screenrant

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