Yes, you heard that right: FBI Special Agent Scully has asked you to tweet #XFiles2015 if you want to bring back The X-Files. Do you still want to believe?
X-Files and The Fall star Gillian Anderson, who played Scully in the original Fox series, has inadvertently inspired a fan campaign to bring back the classic 90s sci-fi.
She was speaking on the Nerdist podcast, reminiscing about her breakthrough TV role, when the discussion turned to whether she would be up for reviving the show.
“It never felt like the last film was enough of an ending,” she said, before wondering aloud how much appetite there was for a series return.
“It would be interesting to get feedback to find out what the interest level is,” Anderson said, before suggesting that people tweet #XFiles2015 if they wanted The X-Files to return.
Cue a barrage of messages.
Anderson, who has gone on to star alongside actor Jamie Dornan in BBC2’s The Fall, says she was still naive about the impact of the original X Files series.
“I had no sense of the enormity of the fact that we were beginning to be a hit, and what that meant, and what the stakes were,” she said, explaining that her pregnancy during filming on season two had made things complicated for the producers.
“10 days after C-Section I was back on set,” she said.
This isn’t the first time that Anderson and co-star David Dochovny have fuelled rumours of an X-Files return. In a Reddit AMA in 2013, Duchovny said, “I think Chris [Carter, the creator of The X-Files] is working on a script. Chris is shooting a pilot right now, so he might not be working on a script, but he claims to be working on a script, and if he does do that and Fox wants to make it… Gillian will do it, I will do it, so start your writing campaign now. Seriously. We’d all love to do it. The ball is in Fox’s hands. And not Fox Mulder, Fox the studio.”
Meanwhile, Fox chairman Gary Newman admitted recently, “It’s true that we’ve had some conversations on X-Files. We’re hopeful of being able to bring that back at some point.”