Throw your hands in the air and your pencils at the ceiling, "X-Files" fans, because Mulder and Scully are back in business!
Or, okay: They're probably back in business, as one possible obstacle to an onscreen reunion for our favorite supernatural investigators has just disappeared as thoroughly as if it had been abducted by aliens. (And hopefully, unlike certain abductees, it won't suddenly turn up at the last minute, pregnant with an extraterrestrial baby.)
We'd already heard via TechTimes that Gillian Anderson was down to reprise her role as Dana Scully in a new installment of the series, if she could be reunited with series creator Chris Carter and original co-star David Duchovny. And with Chris already on the record as interested in a reboot, and with reports swirling that Fox absolutely intended to bring back the original cast for the project, the only piece of the puzzle missing was Duchovny.
Who, it just so happened, gave an interview Tuesday with USA Today, which included the following "X-Files"-related tidbit:
Duchovny tells USA TODAY he's "more than happy and excited to bring it back and do it again with (co-star) Gillian (Anderson) and (series creator) Chris (Carter)."
Better yet: Not only is Duchovny not drunk, but he's clearly well aware of what this means for the nascent reboot, i.e. that he was the only thing standing in the way of it moving forward.
"I'm assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now," he said. "We'll see what form, how many (episodes). Certainly I can't nor would I be interested in doing a full season. It will be in some kind of limited form. We're all old, we don't have the energy for a full season."
Meanwhile, "X-Files" fans don't care whether it's a full season, a mini-series, or a Lifetime Original Movie. All that matters is that we might get to see this happening onscreen again, one more time, for old time's sake.