“You could’ve asked Chris (Carter), David (Duchovny) and Gillian (Anderson) at various times since the show originally premiered whether they would do more. Some days you’d get a ‘yes’, some days you’d get a ‘no.’ I would not exclude the possibility that there would be more. But not only is there no plan, there hasn’t been a single conversation. It’s too early to even speculate,” he said today.
The second limited installment of The X-Files revival premiered last night on Fox and drew a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.2 million total viewers. That was sharply down from every telecast from the first new season last winter, which was jump-started with an NFL-following premiere. The X-Files was one of Fox’s biggest DVR performers last season, so delayed viewing could tell a better picture down the road.
Last May, Fox hit the pause button on another iteration of Prison Break as a limited series, but today Fox president of entertainment Michael Thorn said another version of the Dominic Purcell-Wentworth Miller-led series was in development.