A few days ago Fox made it official that “The X-Files” will return, with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as Mulder and Scully.
Even bigger news was that creator/executive producer Chris Carter would be returning for the 6-episode mini.
X-Files News has been blessed with the first ever post-announcement interview with Carter, and has asked some very specific questions from colonization to cast.
December 22, 2012 was an intricate part of the series, which was teased through nine seasons and two movies. It was a focal point as the “colonization date” for the alien race, which Carter addresses, as well as whether or not we’ll see The Smoking Man’s (William B. Davis) return.
“I’ve thought about that,” he says referring to the colonization date. “I don’t know exactly how I’m going to address it, in a big way, a mild way, a modern way, a mention or a plot point.” Then he adds, “And of course you can’t avoid to deal with the William (arc) in some way or another.”
Carter also has plans for many returning characters, but it all depends on their availability.
“I have ideas for everyone,” he explains at the site’s mention of the possibility of having Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish, and Robert Patrick reprise their iconic roles. “Their availability is subject to their regular paying jobs. Of course, I’d like to bring everyone possible back, but it’s who’s going to fit into the story and who’s available.”
When queried about the writers and producers that could join his team, Carter confirms that Glen Morgan will be coming back in a productorial position. “We’ve lured Darin Morgan and Jim Wong, we’re very excited about that and we’re working on the rest.” He adds. Hopefully we can get a confirmation on Frank Spotnitz soon enough. Chris Carter also mentions that there will be a nice mix of mythology and stand alone episodes.
You can read the entire interview here.