/new-x-files-tv-show-event-series-duchovny-anderson/Kicking off a week filled with exciting news was the confirmation of a new Untitled X Files Reboot. Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of The X Files, will return with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Not much is known about the 6 episodes or what ground they will cover, but David Duchovny assures fans that it will be tied to the overall mythology of the fan-favorite series. When asked if the new show would be serialized, he reveals that it will be both mythology and monster of the week. But beyond that, he isn't quite sure what is being planned. He says:
"We're gonna do both. I'm pretty sure it's gonna begin and end with the mythology. But I really don't know. I don't know much at all. We're gonna do six episodes. I'm as curious as anybody else. I'm amazed that there's still an appetite for it and I'm touched. I think the frame of the show is so expansive and so unique and so influential, that it should feel present."
Speaking with the New York Times, David Duchovny gave his first interview since the new series was confirmed. The show won't stray to far off course, and will still revolve around two F.B.I. agents investigating alien-related conspiracies and bizarre, often paranormal, crimes. He went onto talk about the show's mythology, promising that first time viewers will be able to enjoy it as well:
"[There is a notion of] a mythology. It kind of introduced specialized knowledge, though you didn't have to do homework to watch the show. They were always kind of juggling about what people needed to know, especially when we made the movies. Can we get somebody in who's never seen this? And I'm sure we'll have to juggle that again with this iteration of it."
Asked if he is nervous about returning to such an iconic show, he says:
"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."
Untitled X Files Reboot will return to Vancouver to shoot sometime this summer. David Duchovny explains why now is the best time to revisit the material. He says:
"The time is right because we got our [act] together to do it. In terms of culturally or what people want to see, I don't know. I imagine if we waited too much longer people would eventually lose interest. It's different from something like "Star Trek," which started out campy and then, especially with the J.J. Abrams stuff, became legit somehow. You might argue with me, but I always felt like we were legit. We're still trying to do the same show. It's not like were trying to make it 2.0, or whatever the .0 is now. 3.0. We're gonna make the same show. But it'll be interesting because Gillian and I are older. I don't want to act like it's 20 years ago."
David Duchovny finished up his interview by calling Mulder one of the worst FBI Agents of all time. He teases:
"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."
The Untitled X Files Reboot doesn't have a set premiere date on Fox just yet. Are you excited to see Mulder and Scully return? And are you happy that you'll be able to enjoy their new adventures without having seen the rest? Or would you like to see something that is more serialized? Let us know what you think about all this!