David Duchovny is “happy and excited” to return to work on his cult TV show The X-Files after network bosses confirmed they are in talks to reboot it.
The sci-fi series, which spawned two spin-off movies, ended in 2002 after nine seasons on air, and over the weekend, Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman revealed he is hoping to bring it back to TV.
Duchovny, who played FBI agent Fox Mulder opposite Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, has now revealed he is “more than happy and excited to bring it back and do it again”.
However, the 54-year-old actor hopes the show will be given a limited run rather than a full 20-episode season, telling USA Today, “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.”
What are your thoughts on the reboot now that David’s thrown his support behind it?