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The X-Files and Prison Break could make TV comebacks

The X-Files: I Want To Believe

Story by Jack Foley

HIT TV series The X-Files and Prison Break could be revived by the Fox Television Group.

Speaking at the Television Critics’ Association’s winter press tour in the US over the weekend, Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman noted that the return of both shows was a distinct possibility.

Of the former sci-fi show, the revival is down to a number of issues, most notably the availability of stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as well as the show creator Chris Carter.

Anderson, in particular, is currently riding high off the back of the success of hit BBC show The Fall, as well as a recurring role in Hannibal. She may not need the exposure.

But Duchovny recently completed his dramedy series Californication and could be tempted back, while Carter has just seen his Amazon series The After cancelled ahead of its premiere.

Speaking to reporters about the possibility, Newman said: “We’ve had some conversations on X-Files and we’re hopeful that we’ll bring that back.”

However, he did sound a note of caution, stressing that there was nothing to be announced at this stage.

Similarly, Prison Break‘s return was also at the possibility stage.

Newman did stress that Fox would love to bring the show, which starred Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller, back for another run but there was nothing firm to report.

“There’s some speculation in the press at Prison Break and we’ve made it clear at the studio that we’d bring Prison Break back at the studio [because] it’s the perfect event series,” he said. “But at the moment, we have nothing else to report.”

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