After the too-short miniseries, we were all of us reminded of how good and frustratingly bad The X-Files could be.
After the so-so first episode, the second episode was right back into the episodic format we came to know and love. By the end of the miniseries, however, it had gone weird - very, very, very weird. In a way, it was almost fitting because how honestly do you end a series like X-Files definitively?
In any case, the ratings and reaction were more than enough to warrant a second season, however according to Gillian Anderson, it's a long way off happening - if it happens at all. In a recent interview, Anderson spoke honestly and openly about the realities of the situation.
"I’m open to the conversation, though they haven’t come to us yet. I have no clue when they’re going to. I’m getting on with the rest of my life and I’m booking other jobs, so if it is indeed something that they would like to continue, then that conversation will need to be had. And I have no idea when that will be able to take place at this juncture."
Duchovny, likewise, had much the same opinion as Anderson. "I guess what we found with this season was that it’s possible to still get it. It doesn’t not work. And then the question becomes, if we were going to move on, how do we make it work even better? That’s a question we’d want to ask. This one was, “Phew, we can do it. I guess it did work.” But now it’s like, now what? How do we make this interesting again for all of us?"
Both actors spoke honestly about the difficulties and insanity of working on a show like The X-Files; the long hours, the huge scripts, the constant pressures and you can't blame them for not wanting to walk back into that world when neither of them really needs to.
Duchovny's other show, Aquarius, is doing quite well whilst Gillian Anderson has signed on to play Media in the hotly-anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, so who needs Mulder and Scully?
Well, we do obviously.