Gillian Anderson comment spurs ‘X-Files’ series reboot possibilities

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Fans of the “X-Files” television series may “want to believe” as a rumored reboot of the popular show that starred David Duchovny alongside former Grand Rapids resident Gillian Anderson as characters Mulder and Scully, is gaining momentum.

According to a Vanity Fair article, the lead actors, director, studio and network may be on board.

Fox TV group chairman Dana Walden is quoted on deadline.com as saying the conversations “have been only logistical, looking at windows when the key players, creator Carter and stars Duchovny and Anderson, are available.” A reboot would be unlikely without those pieces in place.

The article also states that the push to revive the series came from Anderson herself.

During a podcast from The Nerdist, she was quoted as saying she would be “overjoyed” to make more episodes. Listeners of the podcast used a Twitter hashtag to show support for the idea and the response was “overwhelming.”

The next link in the chain would be Carter, who is reportedly open to the idea and might jump at the chance considering the expressed interest from fans.

But don’t expect a full series. Duchovny went on record to say that he would not be interested in doing a full season saying, “We’re all old, we don’t have the energy for a full season.”

Anderson moved to Grand Rapids when she was 11 and is a 1986 City High graduate. She also served as an intern at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts and performed in local productions.

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