The X-Files: David Duchovny ponders if the series has a future


David Duchovny has moved on to other pursuits, namely music since parting ways with his alter ego, Fox Mulder. However, could The X-Files have another resurgence or is it dead in the water?

David Duchovny has turned his artistic talent toward music these days. He was in Europe for his Every Third Thought Tour to promote his latest album when he made an appearance on This Morning in London.

Even though he has forged a new career for himself in his late 50’s, which I might add is highly impressive, the specter of Fox Mulder still hangs over everything he does. As with any actor who has portrayed a character for a significant amount of time (in Duchovny’s case it was 25 years) audiences tend to overlook what they are currently doing to focus on their past.

Clearly, David is still fond of the FBI agent who turned him into a household name. He was willing to return for season 12. Despite the fact that Chris Carter confirmed that he has “stories to tell,” Fox decided to close the files down indefinitely.

Gillian Anderson has also gone on to other ventures and is currently starring in Netflix’s Sex Education while treading the boards in London with a revival of All About Eve. And yet, while her new series has been renewed for season 2 and she remains very popular with her fans, everyone still wonders if Scully and Mulder will reunite.

According to Comicbook, Chris Carter seemed to think that “even if the franchise doesn’t continue as a TV series, it could continue in another medium.” So, does David Duchovny feel that The X-Files could return if not on the small screen perhaps on the big screen in a series of movies?

When host Ryan Clark-Neal of This Morning asked Duchovny if there was more to come with The X-Files this is how the actor responded:

"“It seems like it was set up like most television shows.”"

He then went on to talk about the series finale which definitely let the door open for future episodes.

"“I know nothing. I could lie to you and make it up.”"

As much as The X-Files was a part of my world for 25 years, I am willing to let it go. In all honesty, season 11 had some less than stellar episodes. Plus, Duchovny and Anderson seem quite content with the way their careers are currently going.

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If the series did resurrect itself in another form, let’s say a VR immersive game featuring Duchovny, Anderson and the rest of the cast reprising their roles, I would say that would be a brilliant idea.

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