The overture may be out there, but it has yet to reach Gillian Anderson.
Last month, Fox chairman and CEO Dana Walden was bullish about the prospect of more X-Files episodes, saying that not only have there been “conversations” with series creator Chris Carter as well as Anderson and co-lead David Duchovny about a potential Season 11, but, “I believe everyone is on board.”
However, in a new interview with our sister site Deadline, Anderson insists she has not been approached. “I’m open to the conversation, though they haven’t come to us yet,” she said, presumably referring to both her and Duchovny. “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, who was also interviewed by Deadline, hesitated when asked about committing to another run of X episodes. “I’m pausing, and I don’t know why I’m pausing,” he hedged. “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.” (Note to DD: We share your concerns.)
A rep for 20th Century Fox, meanwhile, maintains, “Dana’s statement was and is accurate. Representatives for Gillian, David and Chris have been approached about doing more. Nothing more to report at this time.”
For his part, Carter expressed confidence back in February that additional episodes were out there. “I can’t imagine, with the ratings that we’ve got and the way we ended this season, that there won’t be more X-Files,” he said. “They will find a way to get that done. Because I spoke about it briefly with Dana Walden… so there’s an appetite there and… a chance certainly to find how we’re gonna get ourselves off this precipice.”