Fox reveals plans to bring back The X-Files
Fox has revealed that it is looking to bring back both The X-Files and Prison Break.
Supernatural drama The X-Files ran from 1993 to 2002 on television with nine seaons and 202 episodes broadcast in all, with two feature films later released. It starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Mulder and Scully, two FBI detectives tasked with investigating cases involving paranormal phenomena.
There has been talk of a third film, but this weekend Fox chairman and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman revealed that they are looking to bring the series back in full.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Newman said: "It’s true that we’ve had some conversations on X-Files. We’re hopeful of being able to bring that back at some point."
Walden added: "Gary and I both worked [at 20th Century Fox Television] through the entire run of The X Files. It was a great experience. We’ve maintained good relationships with Chris, David and Gillian. We’re very hopeful, but it’s hard. The actors are very busy. They have a lot going on. Chris [Carter - X-Files creator] has a lot on his plate, so it’s just trying to carve out the time.”
Newman was slightly less hopeful about Prison Break, which ran for four seasons between 2005 and 2009, adding that the studio would love to bring the show back, but thought it would be difficult to accomplish.
He said: "There is some speculation in the press about Prison Break, which honestly was slightly news to us. Although we’ve made it clear over the years to the studio that we would bring Prison Break back in a heartbeat. It’s probably the perfect event series. If our old partners in that show are interested, that would be great.”