LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) — The X-Files may return after its six-episode revival concludes Monday.
Fox entertainment president David Madden expressed interest in continuing the series in an interview with Variety published Thursday.
“We said before it aired that we would love to do more, and we are over the moon with the performance. So far, the response has been really encouraging,” Madden said.
The X-Files had a nine-season run from 1993 to 2002 and returned for a 10th season in January. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprised Fox Mulder and Dana Scully for the revival, which was initially envisioned as a limited series.
“We haven’t talked to the talent yet about Season 2 in any more definitive way than we had prior to airing the show, but certainly, it seems like there’s an audience responding to the show that would love to see more episodes,” Madden added.
The revival’s two-night premiere was seen by more than 50 million viewers worldwide, and subsequent episodes also performed well. Joel McHale told Entertainment Weekly fans can expect an exciting conclusion when the finale airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET.
“I finally become the main character that I always thought I would be,” the actor, who plays Tad O’Malley, joked. “I will say this: All hell is breaking loose. There have been a lot of promises made over the last few episodes, and this will not disappoint.”
“I think why people come back is because the mythology, the super-story of what’s going on with aliens and conspiracy theories and all that,” he added. “People are all still very curious about, and they care very deeply about the characters, and they want to know what’s going on with them.”
Duchovny also plays Sam Hodiak on NBC series Aquarius, which was renewed for a second season in June. Anderson will return as Stella Gibson on Season 3 of BBC crime drama The Fall this year.