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Gillian Anderson Won’t Scuttle The Idea Of Returning As Scully In ‘X-Files’ Reboot

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On Wednesday’s episode of the Today show, Gillian Anderson talked about Ryan Coogler‘s rumored reboot of the long-running sci-fi series.

Anderson played FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files from 1992 to 2002. “It’s so funny because for most of my life, since I have finished The X-Files, every interview I do, people have asked and the answer has always been, ‘Nope, not going to happen, not going to happen,’” Anderson said “Now, Ryan Coog;er, who is the director of Black Panther — brilliant, brilliant director — has approached Chris Carter to say that he wants to do a take on it, and I cannot think of a better way around for a reboot to happen.” Calling Coogler “a bit of a genius,” Anderson said that “there’s a chance [a reboot will] happen.” She added, “Whether I am involved in it is a whole other thing.

I’m not saying no. I think he’s really cool and I think if he did it, it would probably be done incredibly well. And maybe I’ll pop in for a little something something.” Anderson was previously involved in a two-season revival of the series, which ran on Fox from 2016 to 2018.

The original series also led to two feature film spinoffs, The X-Files in 1998 and The X-Files: I Want to Believe in 2008. The X-Files premiered in 1993 with David Duchovny and Anderson starring as FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully, respectively.

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