David Duchovny open to doing more X-Files beyond new series

X-Files fans are already set to be treated to a brand new mini series early next year, but things could be about to get even better, with David Duchovny telling Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab) he would be open to filming further episodes in the future.

“I would be open to doing another cycle,” says Duchovny. “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. Certainly, we didn’t bring it back with the idea of ending it.”

The new run will consist of six episodes, with Duchovny explaining that these will consist of both standalone stories and instalments that continue the overall arc of the series. In addition to Duchovny and Anderson, Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis will also return as Skinner and the Cigarette Smoking Man respectively.

Series creator Chris Carter is penning the script for the first episode, with X-Files stalwarts James Wong, Darin Morgan and Glen Morgan also working on the series. The new run will premiere in January 2016.

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