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David Duchovny on New ‘X-Files’ Script: ‘I Started Crying Reading the First Page’

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David Duchovny on New ‘X-Files’ Script: ‘I Started Crying Reading the First Page’

Unsurprisingly, the details of Fox’s forthcoming revival of “The X-Files” are classified — but in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series co-lead David Duchovny was at least able to discuss how the first script of the new material made him feel.

“I got the first script this morning,” Duchovny, who plays Fox Mulder on “The X-Files,” told EW. “I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page. It was just so strange to see the names on the page. It had nothing to do with the script itself… That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I’ll have to figure out how to use that [in the performance].”

Duchovny declined to provide more detail, other than saying the script is “fantastic,” and that the new series, despite running for only six episodes, will blend standalone and “mythology” installments, much like the original “X-Files.”

Additionally, it looks like both Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are game for more after this run: “I would be open to doing another cycle,” Duchovny said to EW. “I don’t know that I could do a 20-episode version of this show at this point in my life, and I don’t know that Gillian could. But I think everybody is open ended on what happens after this.”

The six-episode revived “X-Files” series is scheduled to debut Jan. 24, 2016 on Fox — the same network aired the original “The X-Files,” a TV sci-fi classic that ran for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002.

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