David Duchovny And Gillian Anderson Have Us So Excited For The X-Files Revival

Let’s get real here. It seemed pretty impossible to get us more excited about the upcoming X-Files revival than we already were, as seeing the further adventures of Mulder and Scully are as commonly sought out as food and water. But now that production for the series has begun, stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, along with creator Chris Carter, have us positively rabid for its return, thanks a heavy social media presence. Can an alien get rabid? Maybe we’ll find out.

Join us in this run down of recent tweets between the two Special Agents that made the 1990s conspiratorially exciting. The latest and greatest of these comes from Anderson’s Twitter page, which gets us imagining these two characters back together again on TV for the first time since the 2002 series finale.

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You know you’ve made it to cult status when your chair says your character name instead of your real name. I’m already waiting for these to be auctioned off after this new limited series is finished filming.

Not that Duchovny could be beat on that front, as he tweeted a shot of his chair with one of the episode scripts on it. It’s taking everything I have not to try and reach into the screen and try to pull it out. Not that it would work, but weirder things have happened in the X-Files universe.

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While there haven’t been any official images or sneak peeks at the show yet, as it just got underway, Duchovny gave the world a look at the Welcome Binder for the stars and possibly the crew. And it should make sci-fi fans pretty happy to see a UFO in the air on there. Not that there was any doubt, but still.

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And speaking of UFOs, because why wouldn’t we be speaking of those, creator Chris Carter recently shared an Instagram photo that has us pretty damned excited about the possibility of seeing some spacecraft in the series.

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And even though there are a couple of other exchanges between the stars that got us pumped, we’re ending with a pic shared by Anderson, revealing her hair is back to that signature Scully red. My heart may or may not have melted when I saw this. Not that her as a blonde in The Fall and Hannibal was a bummer or anything, but come on!

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Having seen all that, we’re STILL not quite sure where this new look at The X-Files is going in its six-episode run, although there might be a follow-up to one of the show’s most revered episodes, “Home.” We’re also looking forward to seeing more characters in action, like Assistant Director Skinner and The Smoking Man and many more. Drop some teasers, Fox!

All we have to do is wait another half-year to see our favorite FBI agents in action, as The X-Files is set to premiere on Sunday, January 24, 2016, with a move to Monday nights in the following weeks. Fingers crossed we get even more X-Files after that.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.