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David Duchovny Teases Future Seasons Of The X Files

With filming due to start this summer on the new six-episode 'tenth season' of The X Files, series star David Duchovny has been chatting to Entertainment Weekly about what we might expect when the show returns after a 13-year absence from TV.

"“I got the first script this morning. 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… That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I’ll have to figure out how to use that [in the performance].

Duchovny went on to state that the first episode was 'fantastic', while confirming what we already knew; the new season will be a mix of mythology and monster-of-the-week episodes. But if you're ready to dismiss all that as part of the revival's publicity machine, it is worth taking note of what he said about the series's future.

"“I would be open to doing another cycle. 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 [Anderson] could. But I think everybody is open ended on what happens after this.

An annual run of six episodes of The X Files for the foreseeable future? We could most certainly live with that. The show will premier on Fox on the 24th of January 2016 over in the US. There is no date on whether Sky1, who used to broadcast the show, will be picking it up or another channel. Give the anticipation for the revival though, we imagine a UK broadcast won't be that far behind...

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Chris Carter's The X Files was the cultural zeitgeist of the 1990s, turning Mulder and Scully into television heroes. With its mix of aliens, conspiracies, monsters and serial killers, it revolutionised cult television and returned for new six-part revival in 2016 and another 10 episodes in 2018. Check out our 'The X Files Revisited', reviewing key episodes from across all seasons and both movies and our weekly reviews of season 11.

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