In a recent interview with THR, David Duchovny talked about the upcoming X-Files six-episode series event. According to the actor, it was never the original plan to bring the series back to the small screen.
“When I was doing the show, I always assumed – because we started to do the movies – that we would naturally transition to not carrying the load of doing a full season of the show but doing a movie every four or five years.”
“That didn’t work out with the movies. … [The second movie] did well, but I guess not well enough. Fox made some mistakes with that movie that hurt the franchise and they didn’t seem to want to do another movie. So as the TV landscape changed and as it became conceivable to do this show without doing 22 or 25 [episodes] of them on television, then it seemed like a natural thing.
“We all started to think, ‘I don’t mind doing it on TV if we don’t have to do a full season.’ We just could make it like a six-hour movie.”
“It’s been awhile since I’ve played Mulder so it’s going to be strange for sure the first couple days. Luckily Gillian [Anderson] will be there and we’ll be there for each other to say, ‘That doesn’t seem right or something like that.’ All the principals are back. Chris [Carter] will be there, Gillian will be there, I’ll be there and we can all check on each other and say, ‘Is this the show?’ Because we’ll find it. It’s just a matter of relaxing and letting it happen.”
I am up for six hours of X-Files, I love the series back in the day now to watch it again as a six hour long movie will be a great treat for me.