The notion of, ~If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it~ has always been a staple for our friends in Hollywood (CC: ‘Transformers: I Can’t Believe It’s Not A Transformer’ or whatever), but that mentality seems to have seeped into the cult TV market, as a Twin Peaks reboot and X Files reboot are upon us. Long live the nineties.
Details on the rejuvenation of the X Files were sparse as the announcement was made official this week, apart from a vague release date (sometime in 2016) an episode count (six), the return of its two heroes (Duchovny & Gillian Anderson) and show creator Chris Carter‘s comment: “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
On his surprise at the concept of a reboot, Duchovny told the NYT:
“I’m as curious as anybody else. I’m amazed that there’s still an appetite for it and I’m touched. I think the frame of the show is so expansive and so unique and so influential, that it should feel present.”
David Duchovny also confirmed that filming of the next season would take place in Vancouver, and the format of the show will be both take on a long-form “serialised” approach, while also introducing new mysteries in each episode.
“The time is right because we got our [act] together to do it. In terms of culturally or what people want to see, I don’t know. I imagine if we waited too much longer people would eventually lose interest. It’s different from something like “Star Trek,” which started out campy and then, especially with the J.J. Abrams stuff, became legit somehow. You might argue with me, but I always felt like we were legit. We’re still trying to do the same show. It’s not like were trying to make it 2.0, or whatever the .0 is now. 3.0. We’re gonna make the same show.”
Read the whole interview over here.
And even if the new ‘X Files’ doesn’t quite manage to live up to its peak, do take comfort in the knowledge that we’ll always, always have this.