“X-Files” creator Chris Carter said in a recent interview that he sees new potential storylines for the upcoming limited series “every day.”
“Every day I turn on the radio in the morning, I hear an ‘X-Files’ story, or I pick up the paper, and I see an ‘X-Files’ story,” Carter said in an interview with The Daily Beast.
The show, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, originally aired on Fox from 1993-2002. The network is rebooting it as a six-episode limited series, though no air date has been announced.
“Mulder and Scully in my head are always switched on,” Carter said when asked if FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have lived on in his mind since the show ended.
Carter also said that even those who were not fans of the original series will be able to enjoy the new show. “I like to think that anyone can enter this without much of a run-up,” Carter said. “That said, you don’t want to have to hit the hardcore fans over the head getting them up to speed.”
Carter also said the “cynical part” of his personality believes that the series is being rebooted because of “programming by feather duster.”
“This is the stuff that’s worked before, and because its worked before, there’s a possibility it can work again,” Carter said. “The other part of me says that if something is good, that doesn’t necessarily mean its over. It’s not just sitting on the shelf gathering dust, it’s actually accruing value.”