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Will The X Files be reopened?

Talks are underway to bring The X Files back to TV.

The hit sci-fi series, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully ran for nine seasons from 1993 until 2002. It spawned two feature films, The X Files (1998) and The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008) and an on-going comic book series.

But fans have been wanting to see Mulder and Scully back on screen together, and may finally get their wish!

A possible new TV series of The X Files is being discussed, and David Duchovny says he's more than ready to return to the role that made him famous.

"I'm assuming it will happen sooner rather than later now," he says. "Certainly I can't nor would I be interested in doing a full season. It will be in some kind of limited form. We're all old now, we don't have the energy for a full season."

The challenge now is to find a time when David, co-star, Gillian and series creator, Chris Carter can all work together. David currently plays a homicide detective on a new series, Aquarius while Gillian has been busy filming her role as Dr Hannibal Lecter's psychiatrist on the TV series, Hannibal.