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'X-Files' star Gillian Anderson campaigning for show's return

Fox considering bringing the project back to TV screens

Ben Gourlay | Jan 18, 2015 at 06:24 pm CST (1 min, 0 secs reading time)

The long-running franchise 'The X-Files' might have closed it's doors with the second feature film 'I Want to Believe' in 2008, but speculation is mounting that the show might might be returning to the small screen to feature original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson - the latter sparking a campaign in support.

'X-Files' star Gillian Anderson campaigning for show's return |

During an interview with to promote her upcoming Netflix series 'The Fall', Anderson said she would be "fu**king overjoyed" if the show was returned, and urged fans to tweet at Fox using the hashtag 'X-Files 2015'.

In a separate development, Fox chairman and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman have confirmed they have held talks with 'X-Files' creator Chris Carter, with Newman going so far as to say:

"We're hopeful of being able to bring that back at some point... We've maintained good relationships with Chris, David and Gillian. We're very hopeful, but it's hard. The actors are very busy. They have a lot going on. Chris has a lot on his plate, so it's just trying to carve out the time."

So the return of the classic series looks very promising indeed, its just a matter of schedules.. and money, no doubt.

Last updated: Jan 19, 2015 at 12:02 am CST

Ben Gourlay


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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