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.
Lots of people felt tortured by the cliffhanger ending to the first series of The Fall. That might seem an odd choice of words given the series' sadistic subject matter, but inviting viewers to experience an uncomfortable empathy with his characters has always been part of writer/director Allan Cubitt's game.