After more than 50 million international viewers tuned in to the two-night premiere and the series beat out Shondaland’s juggernaut TGIT lineup, it’s safe to say that people can’t get enough of the X-Files reboot. The numbers are all that surprise when you consider the show, which premièred in 1993, has had more than a decade to develop a cult following.
With such a strong audience at the ready, Variety reports that Fox is already looking at pumping out even more mystery- filled episodes. These rumblings are yet official but insiders say it all depends on the schedules of its main trio: Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.
Fox executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman talked about the possibility of a second season of the rebooted series last month during the Television Critics Association press tour. When asked if it might happen, they said, "The biggest impediment to going forward with The X-Files is the schedule of David and Gillian and, to an extent, Chris…but even the other night at the premiere, we were all laughing and joking that we would love to do this again. So we would be on board if schedules can be worked out."
That’s a big “if.”