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04/28/2015  •  Posted By admin  •  0 Comment(s) Chris Carter Press Revival News

Chris Carter has revealed new details about Fox’s upcoming six-episode “The X-Files” revival.

In a new interview with The Globe and Mail, Carter — the creator of the hit sci-fi horror drama franchise — said that they will film through the summer in Vancouver, and the show will likely air early next year.

While Carter is not yet finish writing the script for the entire limited run, he revealed to the Canadian newspaper that they’ve already broken all the stories.

“I’m working with some of the writers that were originally on the show, which is a thrill,” the 57-year-old screenwriter said. “We are being honest to the passage of time, honest to the mythology and honest to the characters’ relationship as it believes it stands now.”

Asked what the advantages are of approaching the revival as a miniseries, the Primetime Emmy nominated writer said, “I don’t know how interested the actors would be in doing it for any more than a short run with their careers as they are.”

He continued, “When you do 22 episodes a year — and we often did 24 or 25 — you devote your life to it; you can’t do anything else. So the nice thing about doing six episodes is for the actors it’ll be three months of shooting time; for me it’ll probably be eight months of my life when it’s all said and done. So these short runs present an opportunity do other things with your life.”

And even though it has already been 12 years since the last episode of “The X-Files” was aired, Carter is confident that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson chemistry would still be there when they start filming.

“When you create a show and write the characters and cast the actors, you’re lucky if you saw those same actors in the same room together more than once. But you really hope for the chemistry. And in the case of ‘The X-Files,’  the magic was there from the day those actors started to work together,” he said.  “It’s not something that anyone does through will or design or manipulation. The chemistry is either there or it’s not. And if you write good material, it helps to build the chemistry.”

Aside from Duchovny and Anderson, who will reprise their roles as FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully respectively, Mitch Pileggi will also star in the revival. Pileggi will reprise his role as FBI assistant director Walter Skinner.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Duchovny said that the limited series will likely be a mix of serialized storytelling and monster of the week episodes. He also added that the he’s “pretty sure” that the revival is going to “begin and end with [a] mythology.”

But since it’s “The X-Files,” Carter told The Globe and Mail that there’s a “distinct possibility” that storylines will not wrapped up.

Source: Chris Carter Talks ‘The X-Files’ Revival, David Duchovny And Gillian Anderson’s Chemistry : Entertainment : Design & Trend


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