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Cult hit 'X Files' to return - with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Mulder and Scully

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Mulder and Scully

X-FACTOR: Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are back as Mulder and Scully in the new X-Files movie

X-FACTOR: Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are back as Mulder and Scully in the new X-Files movie

GOOD CHEMISTRY: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles as spook-busting spooks Mulder and Scully

GOOD CHEMISTRY: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles as spook-busting spooks Mulder and Scully

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Mulder and Scully

Fox has confirmed that talks are taking place regarding the return of supernatural sci-fi series The X Files.

The show was a massive hit in the 90s and made stars of leading actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour at the weekend, Fox TV executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman said they've been in talks with series creator Chris Carter, as well as Duchovny and Anderson.

All three are busy with their own schedules although it is believed all three are interested in a revival.  Duchovny is filming his series Californication and a new project, Aquariums, whilst Anderson has been busy with Northern Ireland set drama The Fall.

Duchovny and Anderson played secret FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigated paranormal/supernatural/alien activity.

The show ran from 1993 to 2002 and became a cult hit, thanks to the sci-fi storylines and chemistry between the two leads.

The X Files also spawned two movies - The X Files in 1998 and X Files: I Want to Believe in 2008.

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