The X-Files returns to Fox as a limited series consisting of six episodes. Carter, Duchovny, and Anderson are all returning as well. As of yet there isn’t a premiere date and it is unknown whether or not other cast members from the original series will be involved. Carter:
I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.
Fox Television Group:
We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons ofThe X-Files – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again. The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as The X-Files, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.
Dornan and Anderson appear on the cover of a November 2014 issue of TV & Satellite Week magazine.
Dornan and Anderson appear on the cover of a November 2014 issue of Radio Times magazine.
Dornan and Anderson appear on the cover of a November 2014 issue of Review magazine.
After two years of brief but intriguing guest appearances as Hannibal Lecter’s psychiatrist Bedelia du Maurier in the dark NBC drama Hannibal, Anderson is moving to full-time on the show. Last season Anderson appeared in several episodes of Hannibal, but was unable to fully commit due to scheduling conflicts with another NBC show Crisis. Since cancellation of Crisis, Hannibal director Bryan Fuller has plans for expanding the role of Bedelia.
The Guardian interviews Anderson about how she dealt with the fame of The X-files.
I’m still not sure I really know. We were shooting in Vancouver, so there was a certain amount of protection and separation we weren’t in Los Angeles and leaving our houses every day with paparazzi following us. There were times when paparazzi would come up, if David was dating Winona Ryder, that kind of stuff. It was almost too much to take in that I think I split myself “that” is somebody else, and I’m just going to work and raising a child and trying to do these hours without collapsing. It felt very separate from what the rest of the world thinks.
The Guardian interviews Anderson about how an actors voice, pitch and accent choices fascinate her.
When I read a script I hear the voice. If I don’t hear the voice, the script’s not for me. When I work on something, I work on it in that pitch in my head, but don’t actually say it out loud. I’ve just been working with Michael Caine [on a film called Mr Morgan’s Last Love] who has got a very distinctive voice. Part of what we love about Michael Caine is his voice. There are some actors, like him, whose voice is part of what we pay for when we see them.