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Gillian Anderson Confirms She’s Done With X-Files

Following the controversial premiere episode of season 11, Gillian Anderson confirms this is the last season of X-Files for Scully. “It’s time for me to hang up Scully’s hat. It just is,” Anderson revealed at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. “I’m finished and that’s the end of that. I arrived at the decision before …

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American Gods Adds X-Files’ Gillian Anderson

THE NEW GODS ACQUIRE A SPOKESPERSON STARZ AND FREMANTLEMEDIA’S “AMERICAN GODS” ADDS GILLIAN ANDERSON

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green Serve as Showrunners

 

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) announced today that Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) will play Media in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods.

Anderson plays Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods, functioning as their public face and sales representative, by taking the form of various iconic celebrities. She lives off the attention and worship that people give to screens-to their laptops, their TVs, to their iPhones in their hands while they watch their TVs. Ever the perky spokesperson, and always in control, she spins stories in whatever direction best suits her.

An Emmy®, Golden Globe®and SAG® Award-winning actress, Gillian Anderson has long delighted audiences and critics alike with her versatile skills and classic beauty. Comfortable with any genre, from science fiction to period drama, Anderson will soon star in several prestigious projects on both stage and screen.

Anderson reprised her role as “Dana Scully” in the Fox cult-classic “The X-Files,” which premiered January, 2016. Anderson earned two Screen Actors Guild Awards, one Emmy® Award and one Golden Globe® Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, and numerous nominations for her portrayal of Scully. She also recently appeared in the television mini-series “War and Peace” which aired this past January.

Anderson is currently in production on the third and final season of the critically acclaimed series “The Fall,” which will premiere this year.

Anderson reprised her role as “Blanche DuBois” in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York with the original cast from the London production. Anderson “[gave] the performance of her career,” as Blanche DuBois, according to The Telegraph.

Anderson is currently in production on the third and final season of the critically acclaimed series “The Fall,” which will premiere this year.

“A Dream of Ice,” the second novel in Anderson’s science fiction saga, was published by Simon & Schuster in December 2015. The first novel in the saga, “A Vision of Fire,” was released in October 2014. Anderson co-writes the thriller series with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin. Her next novel, co-written with journalist and activist Jennifer Nadel, entitled “We – A Manifesto for Modern Women,” will be released by HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster on March 8, 2017.

Additional television credits include “Hannibal,” the 2011 miniseries “The Crimson Petal and the White,” as well as the TV adaptation of William Boyd’s novel, “Any Human Heart,” which earned her a BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as “The Duchess of Windsor.”

In film, Anderson was most recently seen in the human trafficking-themed movie “Sold,” executive-produced by Emma Thompson and directed by Jeffrey D. Brown. Previous film credits include the Richie Metha-directed science-fiction mystery I’ll Follow You Down, Sandra Nettelbeck’s romance Last Love, the James Marsh-directed thriller Shadow Dancer, L’Enfant d’en Haut (Sister), the second film directed and written by Ursula Meier and the 2011 British action comedy hit Johnny English Reborn. In 1998, Anderson played “Dana Scully” in the feature film The X Files: Fight The Future. She reprised the role in 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

Anderson has also provided voices for two Hayao Miyazaki films, Princess Mononoke and From Up on Poppy Hill.

In 2009, Gillian portrayed “Nora” in Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of “A Doll’s House” at London’s Donmar Warehouse, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress. She also was featured in the Royal Court’s Ian Rickson-directed production of Rebecca Gillman’s play “The Sweetest Swing In Baseball” in 2005 and she made her London stage debut in Michael Weller’s “What the Night Is For” in 2002.

After receiving her B.F.A. from the prestigious Goodman Theater School at Chicago’s DePaul University, she performed in the Manhattan Theater Club production of Alan Ayckborne’s “Absent Friends,” for which she won a Theatre World Award in 1991. In addition, she appeared in Christopher Hampton’s “The Philanthropist” at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT.

Over the last 15 years, Anderson has been strongly involved in many charity organizations: as a board member of Artists For A New South Africa, a spokesperson for Neurofibromatosis Inc., a founding member of South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SA-YES), an ambassador for Survival International and a patron of the Alinyiikira Junior School in Uganda, among many others. She remains outspoken about child and human trafficking and the impact of commercial fishing on deep sea life.

Anderson is represented by Michael Katcher of CAA.

American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.

“American Gods” is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”) are writers and showrunners. David Slade (“Hannibal,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) is directing the pilot and additional episodes. FMNA’s Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are executive producing the series along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Neil Gaiman. Senior Vice Presidents of Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Ken Segna are the Starz executives in charge of “American Gods.” Starz retains all network pay TV and SVOD rights to the project. FremantleMedia is distributing the series worldwide.

Fans can tweet @AmericanGodsSTZ, @STARZ_Channel and @FMNATV and join the conversation with #AmericanGods.

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Another Season Of The X-Files In The Works

It’s confirmed talks are underway, and that another season of the new X-Files is likely.

Deadline reports at Fox’s upfront press call, Fox TV Group chairmans Dana Walden and Gary Newman “sounded very optimistic” when asked about plans for another installment of The X-Files.

“We have had conversations with (creator) Chris Carter and (stars) David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson,” Walden confirmed. “I believe everyone is on board to do another installment of the show.”

It’s said the next installment for the new X-Files is being eyed to air for the 2017-2018 season, with hopefully an announcement coming by next May.

As noted, The X-Files was Fox’s second most watched VOD series.

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Watch 21-Minute X-Files “Re-Opened” Featurette

Watch a new featurette above for the return of the X-Files with “Re-opened.”

The truth is out there… and we’ve got the inside story on the thrilling return of The X-Files. Go behind the scenes with Chris Carter, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and all the key players as they reveal secrets from the set and take you on the epic journey of bringing this classic series back to Fox.

The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.  

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First Look At Robbie Amell In X-Files


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Robbie Amell has been added to the cast of the upcoming X-Files relaunch, and now we get a first look at the actor on set with Gillian Anderson.

Robbie Amell is playing FBI Agent Miller, described as smart and smooth.

Amell also stars on The Flash for the CW.

X-Files returns January 24, 2016 on FOX.

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Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES will be a thrilling, six-episode event series helmed by creator/executive producerChris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015. 

THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBIspecial agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. 

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First Look At Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny In X-Files

Check out first look official images for the return of X-Files featuring Gilian Anderson as Scully and David Duchony as Mulder.

We also see the title of the first episode is “My Struggle.”

X-Files returns January 24, 2016 to FOX with six episodes, which sees series creator Chris Carter return as well as Mitch Pileggi as Skinner and William D. Davis as The Smoking Man.

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New X-Files Starts Filming

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The new X-Files is officially underway as filming has commenced in Vancouver.

X-Files will return January 24, 2016 to FOX with six episodes, which sees series creator Chris Carter return as well as Gillian Anderson as Scully, David Duchovny as Mulder, Mitch Pileggi as Skinner and William D. Davis as The Smoking Man.

Check out some cast images below.

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Fox Announces New X-Files

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Fox has officially announced that X-Files is back following a 13-year hiatus.

Series stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be back as FBI Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, respectively, for the new 6-episode series slated to begin filming this Summer.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” X-Files creator Chris Carter said in a statement. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of The X-Files – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again,” added Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as The X-Files, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”

X-Files first aired back in 1993 for 9 seasons and spawned two movies.

Gillian Anderson has already taken to Twitter to offer up her excitement as well:

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Fox May Revive X-Files With David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

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It’s learned that Fox is considering bringing back X-Files with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

The good news comes from Fox Television Group chairman Gary Newman who confirmed talks are underway at the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour.

“It’s been reported, and it’s true, that we’ve had some conversations about [reviving] X-Files” [ideally with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson],” Newman said, reports TV Line. “But I have nothing that we can announce at this time.”

X-Files ran for 9 seasons with 202 episodes and two movies, which kicked off back in 1993.

There has also been talk of an X-Files 3 for quite a while, but series creator, Chris Carter, said it was up to Fox.

Gillian Anderson is currently involved with NBC’s Hannibal, and David Duchovny has a show coming out on NBC as well with Aquarius, so it remains to be seen whether they would be involved in any new X-Files.

Both actors have said at one time or another they would like more X-Files movies, but could Fox be considering a new X-Files TV series?

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Gillian Anderson Really Wants A Role In Ghostbusters 3

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With it becoming known that the next Ghostbusters will be a reboot featuring an all female cast, Gillian Anderson has let it be known she is definitely interested.

Anderson took part in a fan QnA on Reddit and answered the following when asked if she would like to be in Ghostbusters 3.

OH MY GOD, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now! Start a Twitter petition! I’m free!!!!! I’m free I’m free and I’m funny, goddamnit!

A fan then responded that having Anderson in Ghostbusters 3 would be awesome, with the actress again replying:

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MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

Gillian Anderson also stated she is open to doing superhero/comic book shows.

Yes… I am definitely open to it

Anderson continues with mention of Ghostbusters by joking she is shooting it in 2015.

Robot Overlords is about to come out, I start shooting Hannibal, The Fall season 2 is about to air in the UK and early 2015 on Netflix, and then I’m going to shoot Ghostbusters in the spring of 2015. 🙂

Paul Feig is directing the Ghostbusters reboot; no cast or release date has been announced to date.

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X-Files, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson Confirmed For New York Comic-Con

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be appearing at this October’s New York Comic-Con signing autographs and appearing at the X-Files panel on Saturday.

The NYCC released the following info about their appearance at the convention:

 
Fri. Oct. 11
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gillian Anderson Autographing – Friday 
Location: Autographing Table 15
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Fri. Oct. 11
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Gillian Anderson Photo Op – Friday 
Location: Photo Op Booth, Autographing Area

 
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Sat. Oct. 12
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gillian Anderson Autographing – Saturday 
Location: Autographing Table 15

 
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Sat. Oct. 12
3:40 pm – 4:30 pm
Gillian Anderson Photo Op – Saturday
Location: Photo Op Booth, Autographing Area

 
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Sat. Oct. 12
3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny Photo Op – Saturday
Location: Photo Op Booth, Autographing Area

 
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Sun. Oct. 13
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gillian Anderson Autographing – Sunday 
Location: Autographing Table 15

 
Autographing Table 15 Autographing  
 
Sun. Oct. 13
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Gillian Anderson Photo Op – Sunday 
Location: Photo Op Booth, Autographing Area

 
Photo Op Booth, Autographing Area Autographing  
 
Sun. Oct. 13
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny Photo Op – Sunday 
Location: Photo Op Booth, Autographing Area

 
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Sun. Oct. 13
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny Talk X-Files 
Location: Main Stage 1-D

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X-Files Turns 20: Read Gillian Anderson & Chris Carter’s Anniversary Letters

Yesterday marked the 20th Anniversary of X-Files, which first aired September 10, 1993 starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as a pair of FBI agents investigating all things unexplained.

The cast took note of the X-Files anniversary with Gillian Anderson and Chris Carter penning the following letters. More can be found on X-FilesNews.

The cast recently reunited at Comic-Con with Gillian Anderson stating she wants another X-Files movie. Duchovny stated similar remarking that he would like “X-Files 3” to be a big-budget spectacle, and Chris Carter even released plot details and stated he wouldn’t mind Simon Pegg being a part of the new movie.

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Comic-Con 2013: Gillian Anderson Wants X-Files 3

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There has been talk of an X-Files 3 movie for some time with a producer on the movie last November actually stating a reboot is possible.

However, before we get to the reboot it’s quite possible that Fox may do X-Files 3 as it seems both David Duchovony and Gillian Anderson are on board.

Duchovny previously stated he would like X-Files 3 to be a big budget movie, and now at Comic-Con, Gillan Anderson says she would do the movie, but scoffs at doing another TV series.

“A film would be great,” Anderson is quoted as saying at the X-Files Comic-Con panel by The Hollywood Reporter, where it’s also mentioned that Anderson also said she was adamant that she would not reprise her role as Dana Scully for a television series or mini.

Duchovny also joked about raising funds for X-Files 3 when Anderson gave out a cardboard cut out of herself as Scully.

“This is how we’re going to get the movie made by the way!” Duchovny said.

All jokes aside, it’s noted that the cast and creators were pretty much mum on the subject of X-Files 3, which could be looked at as a good sign.

While we wait to see if X-Files 3 ever comes to be, both Duchovny and Anderson are both currently featured on TV.

David Duchovny stars in the popular Showtime series Californication, and Anderson has recently been seen on episodes of Hannibal and The Fall.

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