Aww, now this we didn’t see coming! David Duchovny said that the first page of “The X-Files” revivial script made him cry. And that it’s fantastic.
But more importantly, that it made him cry.
The actor told EW in a recent interview:
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. It was just like, I’d been talking about this for a long time. We’d been planning it for a long time. It took a long time to get all the people in the same place and get the deal with Fox. So let’s say two years we’ve been talking about doing it. Now it’s the fun part. Now we actually get to do it. That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I’ll have to figure out how to use that (in the performance).
But what about the script itself?
“I can tell you absolutely nothing – and it’s fantastic,” Duchovny said.
As you might already know, he’s reuniting his former co-star Gillian Anderson as they tackle new paranormal mysteries in the return of their iconic series next January. Fox has ordered 6 episodes, which have been shrouded in mystery.
When asked whether he could reveal if the new episodes would feature stand-alone mysteries or have a mythology that weaves through the mini-season, Duchovny said, “Even though there’s only six, there will be a mix. It’s not really The X-Files without the mythology.”
Other former co-stars, such as Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) and William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man) are back too. On the writing side, series creator Chris Carter is back, along with original writers Glen Morgan and James Wong. Vince Gilligan is not involved, sadly.
Laslt, although Fox only ordered 6 episodes, Duchovny revealed that he’s interested in more.
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 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.
Is there anything about becoming Fox Mulder again that he’s not happy about? Running through a forest at 4 in the morning.
So, is anyone else as excited as we are for the “The X-Files” revival? Yes? ;)