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At a recent convention in Pittsburgh, Mitch and his THE X-FILES co-star David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) have hinted at some of the plot to the reboot scheduled to air in January 2016.

Why ‘X-Files’ Won’t Exit

Sci-fi brand unscathed, says star Duchovny

Don’t tell David Duchovny he’s doing a reboot of “The X-Files.”

“What does reboot mean?” Duchovny asked the crowd Saturday at the Wizard World Comic Con in Pittsburgh. “You only reboot a computer when it crashes. We didn’t crash.”

In fact, “The X-Files,” which concluded in television form in 2002, influenced nearly every sci-fi and conspiracy theory-laden show — from “Supernatural” to “Star Trek Enterprise” — since its heyday. And now, following in the footsteps of “24” and the upcoming “Twin Peaks” reunion, it’s returning for a six-episode run early next year.

Brands rule in 2015 Hollywood. Even if the last “X-Files” movie, 2008’s “The X-Files: I Want to Believe,” tanked with a $20 million box office haul, the property still has juice. That’s even more true today, what with nostalgia for the original series sky-high and a social media landscape that magnifies niche interests.

And it makes sense to pull off a limited series, which gives both cast and crew the flexibility to tackle other projects. Plus, show creator Chris Carter can channel his creative resources on crafting the best six episodes possible, not 20-plus yarns as in the past.

“I don’t know where it’s going,” said Duchovny.

Duchovny and “X-Files” co-star Mitch Pileggi dangled some intriguing — if largely spoiler-free — tidbits to the Pittsburgh crowd. Duchovny promised that viewers wouldn’t need a primer on where we left Mulder, his partner Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Pileggi’s Walter Skinner. But he hinted it might not hurt.

“What’s interesting about these six episodes that we’ve done is they’ve taken the old mythology that we’ve done and kind of turned around and twisted it a bit,” said Duchovny, who portrayed FBI agent and conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder for nine seasons. The show will start with some tension between Mulder and Scully. The actors promised it would be resolved by the end of the run but were hesitant to leak too many details.

“In the beginning of the six episodes, we seem to be estranged,” Duchovny said. “I don’t know where it’s going.”

“Can we say `yet to be determined’? Is that appropriate?” Pileggi asked.

“Now I feel like you’re my lawyer,” Duchovny said, before adding a dramatic pause, “it has yet to be determined.”

The new episodes will also give viewers insight in Mulder and Scully’s son, William, who was adopted by another couple during the original show’s run.

That the show is coming back at all seems like a minor miracle.

“It’s addressed in the ‘reboot,’” Duchovny said. “There a lot about the baby actually. I think you’ll be pleased. … Actually, I think you’re going to be tired of that baby.”

The new adventures will feature some of the same “monster of the week” episodes written by some of the original show writers.

“Those are the guys who do the scarier stuff,” said Duchovny, who is currently starting in NBC’s Aquarius.

That the show is coming back at all seems like a minor miracle to the pair, after a series of false starts and that disappointing 2008 sequel.

“When we finally got on set three months ago, it felt like time had stood still for us,” Duchovny said.

Pileggi owes Skinner’s resurfacing to Duchovny and David Letterman. During an appearance on the Late Show, Duchovny broke the news that Skinner would return. There was just one problem — Pileggi was still in shaky contract negotiations with 20th Century Fox Studios. Pileggi joked that the leak gave him plenty of leverage during the negotiations.

“David just announced I’m going to be on the show,” Pileggi said. “Hey Fox, guess what? I’m back on the show. Now let’s talk about money.”

‘The X-Files’ Files

The Series: 202 episodes over nine seasons

The Film Franchise: “The X-Files: Fight the Future” (1998), “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” (2008)

Spin-Offs: “The Lone Gunmen” (Fox, 1 season, 13 episodes)

Creator: Chris Carter also brought “Millennium,” “Harsh Realm” and “The Lone Gunmen” to the small screen. None matched the success of “The X-Files.” Carter’s Amazon Studios’ 2014 pilot “The After” was picked up for a full season run initially, but the plans were later scrapped.

Inspiration: Carter cites his childhood TV influences “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” and “The Twilight Zone.”


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Not gonna say any more. Just watch.

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There is a video available at FOX’s official Youtube channel. Mitch provided the link in a Tweet. Thanks Mitch for the lead. The new footage is toward the end of the video showing both Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) and David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) in their FBI suits and in full G-Man/Woman mode.

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The Mitch Man himself has confirmed his involvement in the six episode revival of THE X-FILES. Variety has picked up the story as well. Mitch’s funny tweet went like this:

Then later he had this to say:

At any rate, good to see our favourite bald G-Man will be back. Long live Walter Skinner!

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Well I knew it was too good to be true. According to David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) Mitch isn’t confirmed…yet, for the reboot of THE X-FILES. After his appearance on The Letterman Show on Tuesday night, he has said he misspoke on Mitch’s inclusion.

‘The X-Files’ Star David Duchovny ‘Not Sure’ If Mitch Pileggi And William B. Davis Have Signed Up For The Revival Yet

Christian Saclao , Design & Trend
Apr, 03, 2015, 05:53 AM

During his Tuesday appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman,” David Duchovny said that Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis are returning for the upcoming “The X-Files” revival on Fox. But in a more recent interview at NBC’s Summer Press Day in Pasadena, Calif., the 54-year-old actor coiled back a bit on the spoilers.

“I’m not even sure they’re signed up yet, I guess I spoke out of turn,” Duchovny told Variety on Thursday, April 2. “But I assume they will. I assume we’ll have as many people as we can. The show is the show.”

Pileggi played FBI assistant director Walter Skinner on the Chris Carter-created series, which originally run from 1993 to 2002.

Davis, on the other hand, played the cigarette-smoking man who is the primary antagonist of the show. The villain also serves as the arch-nemesis of Duchovny’s character, FBI special agent Fox Mulder.

In the show’s sixth season, the real name of Davis’ character is disclosed to be C.G.B. Spender, but fans continue to refer to him as the smoking man because he is almost always seen chain-smoking Morley’s, a fictional brand of cigarette. Like other series villains, Spender also has multiple aliases, including Cancer Man, CSM and C-Man.

When asked if “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan will join the creative team of the six-episode reboot, Duchovny said, “I don’t know. I don’t know.”

But actually, Gilligan has already expressed his interest in joining the limited series.

“I would love to be involved,” the 48-year-old Primetime Emmy winner said in an interview with “The X-Files” fan site The X-Files Lexicon in February. “I don’t know with my current schedule, if I necessarily could be involved, but I got to tell you I hope that is the case.”

“And [if] it works out that there [are] more X-Files in the offing… even if I weren’t involved, I can tell you as a fan, I’d be right there with my Dr. Pepper and my big bowl of popcorn, and the lights dimmed down low,” Gilligan added.

Prior to creating “Breaking Bad” and its spinoff “Better Call Saul,” Gilligan worked as a writer, director and producer for “The X-Files.”

Filming on the series is set to kick off in Vancouver this summer for a 2016 release.


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