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Duchovny open to X-Files reboot

David Duchovny has said he would be interested in reprising his X-Files role if the hit TV show is revived.

The actor played FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder in the sci-fi series from 1993 to 2002 and, following reports the programme could be brought back, he has told USA Today he is open to returning.

David said he would be "more than happy and excited to bring it back and do it again".

However, the actor suggested he wouldn't be interested in a full series, but some sort of limited run of the show, which saw Mulder and Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigating the paranormal.

"I'm assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now. 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," he said.

"We're all old, we don't have the energy for a full season," laughed the 54-year-old.

David's comments come after it was revealed that broadcaster Fox is interested in rebooting the series.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Fox chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman have been in talks with the original series creator Chris Carter.

Gary said: "It's true that we've had some conversations on X-Files. We're hopeful of being able to bring that back at some point."

Gillian has also previously indicated that she is open to the idea of playing Scully again.

She said last year: "There is always a possibility, it's always a matter of it actually happening - and there's a lot that needs to happen between the idea and actually turning up on set, and I don't unfortunately have any control over that. But would I do it? I would, yes."

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