The X-Files is returning with a revival series where David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as fan-favourite FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The paranormal series, which aired from 1992 to 2002, will premiere its six-episode miniseries on 24 January on Fox.
Actors Duchovny and Anderson talked about who has the tougher role in an interview with ET Online. Duchovny said, "Gillian has got a lot of it. She has got a lot of medical stuff and scientific stuff. They gave you the lion share of that crap." However, Anderson pointed out, "You have the lion share of being tortured every episode."
Duchovny admitted that he does get tortured and added, "I just faint apparently, and lose my gun all the time." The actor also joked that Mulder and Scully are the worst FBI agents. "We've never solved one case. We are the worst FBI agents of all time," the 55-year-old actor said.
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Previously, Duchovny also shared some details about Mulder's current state in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "Mulder's not in a great place. He's wearing bad jeans, so you can just extrapolate from my wardrobe. He's in a dark, dark place."
Anderson added, "I like where we find Mulder and Scully in their relationship. I also like the area of zeitgeist that we step in to. It's on point and raises some very interesting issues. And question marks."
According to a leaked report, episode 1 is titled My Struggle, where Mulder and Scully will investigate a UFO crash site. The show originally premiered in September 1993, and over the course of its nine-season run the series became a breakout sci-fi hit and one of the most successful television dramas of all time.