Fox reportedly won't move forward with The X-Files until series creator Chris Carter is on board.
Remember The X-Files? Of course you do. The massively science fiction/paranormal hit TV series lasted for nine seasons and accrued a huge cult following. It was followed by two movies that were... well... they were definitely movies. And while last we heard, series creator Chris Carter wants a third movie, Fox is now saying it wants to bring The X-Files back to where it belongs: the silver screen.
IGN Dana Walden and Gary Newman, co-chairmen and CEOs of FOX Television Group, who stated at at today's TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour that Fox was in early talks to get The X-Files back on TV.
"Gary and I both worked through the entire run of the X-Files," said Walden. "It was a great experience, we've maintained great relationships with creator Chris Carter, Gillian [Anderson], and David [Duchovny]. We're very hopeful. It's hard because they're actors who are very busy. Chris has a lot going on. So it's about finishing those conversations."
When asked if they would proceed without these three core members, Walden explicitly stated that they "would not move forward without Chris."
The pair did, however, state that Duchovny, Anderson, and Carter had all expressed interest, and that if the show were to return to TV, rather than being a full reboot, it would be a direct continuation of where it left off back in 2002.
So there you go. After all these years, the truth might still be out there!