Studio bosses have confirmed they are in talks to reboot cult Tv drama The X-FILES, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to return as agents Mulder and Scully.

Reports recently surfaced that U.S. network chiefs at Fox are looking to bring back the supernatural programme for a new instalment on the small screen, and over the weekend (16Jan15), Fox Tv Group chairman Gary Newman confirmed the rumours at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour, saying he is "hopeful" about the outcome.

Fellow network executive Dana Walden added that conversations about the potential show have mainly been about aligning schedules with the three key players of the series, since the reboot would have creator Chris Carter back at the helm, along with Duchovny and Anderson.

Walden added that their discussions have not included what the new series will be about.

The X-Files ended its nine-season run in 2002, and spawned two successful feature films.

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