Will There Be a Reboot for ‘X-Files’? Gillian Anderson Sparks Campaign to Bring Back the Series

By Marie delos Santos | 2 years ago
Will There Be a Reboot for ‘X-Files’? Gillian Anderson Sparks Campaign to Bring Back the Series

“X-Files” and “Prison Break” are two of the most loved and watched series on Fox. Can fans of the series expect for a reboot? Read on to learn more about this scoop.

Fox executives, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, confirmed that the network is currently on the talks of making a reboot for the hit television series, “The X-Files.” Walden said that they’re “hopeful” that they can bring the series back, but it all depends on the series’ creator, Chris Carter (whose Amazon post-apocalyptic series “The After” was cancelled) and its actors, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who are currently busy with their own projects. Duchovny is currently preparing for his upcoming NBC series, “Aquarius.”


While Anderson is set to reprise her role on NBC’s “Hannibal” Season 3 (which means she’ll be busy enough to play in “The X-Files), the actress encouraged fans to support the reboot of the supernatural show by tweeting to Fox. In an interview with Nerdist, Anderson told fans that if they want to see a reboot, they should make it happen by making their voices heard. And what better way of being heard than tweeting about it and making it one of the trending topics? The actress, together with the podcast hosts, said that fans can support “The X-Files” reboot by tweeting #XFiles2015 and tagging Fox’s official twitter account @FoxTV.

As for Fox’s “Prison Break,” Newman said that while there are currently no plans of making a reboot for the series, he’d bring the show back “in a heartbeat.” Newman also said that news of the show’s return on screen came as no surprise to them and that they are more than excited to bring the series back on screen as long as their old partners are interested. “Prison Break’s” former actors, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller, are currently busy playing their roles as villains in The CW’s “The Flash.” Newman also told reporters that while bringing back the show is “the perfect event series,” Newman made it clear that Fox had nothing else to report.

There you have it for the latest scoop on the reboot of “The X-Files” and “Prison Break.”

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