Skully and Mulder are back. Tonight the original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (and that haunting whispery theme song), premieres on Fox with six new original episodes. That’s exciting news for the show’s massive following of fans — often referred to “X-Philes” — never lost hope that the duo would one day return.
The reboot comes nearly 14 after the show — which originally ran nine seasons — went off the air, and eight years after its first big-screen spinoff.
“At its core, ‘The X-Files’ is a cult show, and it became a mainstream cult show, and it’s got that cult show following, so that’s what you’re seeing right now,” said Carter of all the renewed interest. “The cult is less underground now because of the Internet.”
“Both Gillian and I have gone on to do work that is good and successful, but nothing has been as big or energetic as ‘The X-Files,'” said Duchovny, 55, as he and Anderson, 47, talked shop in Pasadena after a news conference promoting the show’s return.
Did you watch the original? Will you watch the new tonight?