We reported last week that the new X-Files series is big hit and, ending on a cliffhanger, creator Chris Carter was confident a second new series would happen.
Well, now Fox entertainment president David Madden tells Variety that it’s certainly something being discussed and, yes, wanted: “We said before it aired that we would love to do more, and we are over the moon with the performance. So far, the response has been really encouraging.
“We haven’t talked to the talent yet about Season 2 in any more definitive way than we had prior to airing the show, but certainly, it seems like there’s an audience responding to the show that would love to see more episodes.”
However, as we reported, it still seems the big problem is getting stars David Duchovny and Gillian anderson together with time as Fox bosses Dana Walden and Gary Newman said: “The biggest impediment to going forward with ‘The X-Files’ is the schedule of David and Gillian and, to an extent, Chris…but even the other night at the premiere, we were all laughing and joking that we would love to do this again. So we would be on board if schedules can be worked out.”
Mulder himself, David Duchovny, said a while back that it was the six-episode run that attracted him most: “I would never have gone and done another 22 episodes of X-Files, but we’re going to do six — well, that’s like doing a movie. That’s like continuing the show in a way that we all can do at this point in our lives so that’s how it all came about … Six to me sounds very doable at any walk of my life. It’s not a great hardship in terms of time. I would hope it will be successful, I would hope we could continue, but right now, I’m just looking at it as these six, and then we’ll see what happens.”
We’re loving having Mulder and Scully on the screen again and would be very happy to see it continue.
What about you?