What’s up, nerds? If you can’t think of anything, we’ve got a water cooler topic for you. Remember when the news broke that a reboot of classic, science fiction TV show, The X Files, was coming to Fox? Finally, its stars are speaking about it.
Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) and David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) are reprising their roles in the upcoming, 2016 reboot series. Already, the show has started shooting in Vancouver, and Entertainment Weekly got to visit the set.
Reportedly, Duchovny looked shabby and run down as Mulder. According to the actor, his character is in “a dark, dark place.” But why? What’s got Fox Mulder so down? We can’t wait to figure it out.
One theory? Perhaps Scully and Mulder aren’t together anymore. When the original series concluded in 2002, they finally got together after season after season of impassioned, sexual tension. But by the time the revival premieres, 14 years will have gone by. As we know, anything can happen in 14 years.
Anderson knows what’s up between the two agents. She says she likes where viewers “find Mulder and Scully in their relationship” and the “Zeitgeist [they] step into.” It’s very coy, and we’re looking forward to learning what we can about this beloved, nerd fiction couple.
Series creator Chris Carter commented that the darkness our two heroes face aren’t necessarily supernatural. The original series ended right after September 11, 2001, and America has changed a lot since that day, especially in the life of an agent. Carter likens modern America to the way it was after the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, but according to him, the current state of the nation is quite a bit darker. So far, he is slated to write and executive produce six episodes of this new series.
Returning for the revival is Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner. He will be joined by William B. Davis (Cigarette-Smoking Man), Annabeth Gish (Monica Reyes), and Robert Patrick (John Doggett). Additionally, Joel McHale (Community, The Soup) will join the cast, playing an Internet reporter.
Fans, be patient. The reboot series is slated to air on Fox on January 24, 2016.