It seems that everyone wants more “X-Files”: Fans, the talent, and certainly, Fox.
So what’s the hold up? The broadcaster’s big day at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour has come and (almost, at the time of this writing) gone without an order for more episodes of its out-of-this-world intellectual property. We know the problem is scheduling, but TheWrap asked network and studio co-chairman/CEO Gary Newman what exactly needs to happen for the fans to get their fix — and for Fox to nab its big TV ratings.
“We need to get Chris, David and Gillian to agree to do it, and to identify a period of three to four months of production that’s far enough out in the future to give [
On Duchovny and Anderson, Newman added: “They’re both in-demand actors, so it’s not easy — it’s a little bit of a jigsaw puzzle putting it all together, but we’re working on it.”
When asked if it’s the on-screen talent or showrunner who’s been more difficult to nail down at this point, Dana Walden’s co-head honcho answered perfectly.
“Each one has its unique challenges, but one doesn’t work without the other,” Newman replied.
Read more from our interview with Newman here.
Fox will close its TCA day with a combined “Gotham”-“Lucifer” panel, followed by headliner “Empire.”