David Duchovny is Already Eyeing More New X-Files Episodes, Says New Script Made Him Cry

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 10:00AM
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 10:00AM
David Duchovny is Already Eyeing More New X-Files Episodes, Says New Script Made Him Cry
David Duchovny is getting emotional about his return to the X-Files. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor revealed that just one page into reading the new script he found himself welling up with tears, overwhelmed by seeing Mulder and Scully brought back to life after over a decade in the dark.

"I got the first script this morning," said Duchovny. "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's reaction will likely mirror that of the legions of X-Files fans who have been campaigning hard for new installments into the show ever since it left our screens in 2002, after 202 episodes across a 9 year span which started in 1993. The X-Files is set to return for a 6-episode mini-series, with a script written by series creator, Chris Carter, and is scheduled for release in January 2016. Little is known about the new episodes, but Duchovny did divulge some information, saying that the new run will contain both stand-alone episodes as well as installments that will expand on story arcs from the show's original 9 seasons. But despite the fact that the scripts are only just being written, Duchovny reveals that he already has half an eye on taking the X-Files revival beyond this initial mini-series run.

"I would be open to doing another cycle," he said. "I don't know that I could do a 20-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."

Truly, things are looking bright and rosy for X-Files fans.
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