Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny are filming new X-Files: are you excited?

'The X-Files' Begins Filming In Vancouver
I saw the headline on People Magazine, “See Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny Reunite on the X-Files Set,” and I squeed a little. Then I braced myself for the possibility that none of our photo agencies would have the pics, but I was wrong they do – and holy sh*t, there’s Joel McHale! If you add Joel McHale to any production, however terrible, I will watch it.

We heard last week that McHale would be joining the X-Files reboot and actually seeing him on set is incredible. Variety reports that he’s playing “Tad O’Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.” I’ll take it. It makes sense too, because some of those conservative talking heads are huge conspiracy theorists. Look at how badass McHale is in his suit and glasses. These pics were taken on set in Vancouver yesterday.

'The X-Files' Begins Filming In Vancouver

Here’s a photo of McHale cracking up Anderson and Duchovny. It looks like they’re not even filming at this point and that he’s just making witty observations.

'The X-Files' Begins Filming In Vancouver

Moving on, here’s Duchovny going in to kiss Anderson on the cheek. Maybe they’re filming but he looks like a creeper here. She’s trying to move away from him.

'The X-Files' Films In Vancouver

'The X-Files' Films In Vancouver

In terms of the costuming, People drops a minor spoiler by pointing out that Duchovny “is noticeably not dressed for official FBI work, which could indicate that his character, Fox Mulder, may not have rejoined the bureau in these new episodes.People may actually be reporting a tip here instead of just jumping to conclusions, but we’ll have to wait and see if more information comes out.

'The X-Files' Begins Filming In Vancouver

On a superficial note, I love Anderson’s hair here. They gave her strawberry blonde color in a more modern style. Do you remember her deep red helmet hair? I had hair just like that in the mid 90s and it was no coincidence.

'The X-Files' Films In Vancouver

The X-Files is scheduled to return for six new episodes in January, 2016. Here’s Anderson with showrunner Chris Carter.

'The X-Files' Begins Filming In Vancouver

'The X-Files' Begins Filming In Vancouver

photo credit: FameFlynet

Related stories

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

74 Responses to “Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny are filming new X-Files: are you excited?”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Luca76 says:

    I love this! I really, really hope it’s good.

    • Lilalis says:

      Me too! I will definitely watch. And I want more X-Files, less Kardashian posts.

      RE: Deep red helmet hair: I tried to give myself the Scully haircut when I was 12 years old. The result was… different. 🙈

      • hadlyB says:

        She looks sexy as a blonde though. In the Fall she is so hot.

        Tables are reversed now, he was the hot one back in the day now he looks beat and she’s gorgeous.

        Very excited to watch !

      • littlestar says:

        And she is exquisite in Hannibal this season!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I REALLY loved this show when I was a kid. I haven’t seen the movie and it has been so long. I hope they make it easy for people to get back into it!

        I love Joel McHale. I am glad he is getting more work and I am glad that he will contribute to a show I will watch!

    • Snazzy says:

      Soooooooo excited!!

    • Mixtape says:

      Gah! Me too! And I love 2015 Scully’s styling!

    • Christo says:

      She is fantastic in the The Fall. She will be returning for the 3rd and final season of The Fall next year. I hope the new X-files foray is worthy of her talents. I still remember that last X-files movie from 2008-9, which wasn’t anywhere as good as the first movie.

    • Pace U. says:


  2. danielle says:

    I am SO excited!

  3. Izzy says:

    Sooooo excited! SO, SO EXCITED!

  4. teatimeiscoming says:

    I wish I could be friends with Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson. They both seem like fun– her especially.

  5. CM says:

    VERY excited… but [irrelevant moan coming up] wish Joel McHale hadn’t shaved the hot beard. Also prefer him shirtless, however nice the suit.

    [Further off-topic note: did anyone watch the last episode of Community? Gah! My EMOTIONS! Anyone...? Anyone...? Bueller...]

    • Celebitchy says:

      I keep putting off watching it because of the feels! I have read about it though and Harmon says that it’s not the end and that Yahoo wants to do a movie.

      • CM says:

        Seriously – I SOBBED! The boyf was a bit teary too! Really, really great episode. Think a lot of the season was up-and-down (did you see the RV episode yet? Just BAD) but that finale… one of the best finales I’ve seen. Moving and funny.
        In retrospect, I might’ve done better (i.e. less kleenex) to wait and watch it after Harmon confirmed the movie for definite, just so i know for sure we’re getting more… but I don’t really doubt he’ll do it eventually.

      • Celebitchy says:

        @CM yes the RV episode was terrible! I need to look up the writer and director because I suspect it was someone different who wanted to be edgy and failed entirely. I will definitely watch the last episode soon, I just didn’t want to say goodbye yet. You know I’ll be bawling too!

      • CM says:

        Ug – the, frankly, unpleasant bit at the end about the missing child?! WTF? Love to hear your thoughts after you watch the finale though. Abed (and Annie. And Jeff) killed me. Had to watch it twice actually, and I’m not usually one for that!

    • Betsy says:

      I watched it – that season was great. I laughed so, so hard during the paintball episode.

      • CM says:

        Loved Garrett’s wedding too. And the dog-with-a-diploma and karate kid episodes. Chang was hilarious this season.

      • Betsy says:

        Garrett’s wedding episode was also great. Wish we could talk spoilers here!

  6. Nessa says:


  7. rosalee says:

    Oh my beating heart..the dimmer light switch has been installed, poster I Want To Believe is taped on the wall behind the television and my Skinner blow up doll is in the mail..

  8. Damn says:

    Gillian is wearing a wig. It should have been a deeper red. But I’m just happy to see them together.

    • mimif says:

      For reals? I see no wig. Show me the wig.

      • bellenola says:

        I thought wig when I saw it too.

      • Lilo says:

        It is, there’s a close up online and you can see the glue-net thingie. I guess her other commitments keep her from dying it red, her hair would probably fall out when she has to go blonde for Hannibal and The Fall again. So that’s okay. Love the styling, the mid-part has to go, though. Like the side parting better.

      • mimif says:

        Excellent CSI, well done agents.

  9. Absolutely says:

    I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it!

    I think blonde washes her out. She looks much better as a redhead. I like the styling though.

  10. Jen43 says:

    I am sooooo excited! I can’t wait for this to air. I’m going to make my kids watch with me . Woohoo!!

  11. Messenger says:

    dana scully: the epitome of professionalism in the work place. modeling how to be madly in love with your partner and still do your job in excellence. i loved her (and him) and look forward to more x-files. fans everywhere can now cease their weeping.

  12. Jenns says:

    Eeeeeeee! I’m so excited!

  13. Betsy says:

    I heard they’re doing a sequel to the episode Home [shudder].

    Joel McHale? Yay!

    • Cindy says:

      The Peacocks!!!!!i can’t wait….

      • Betsy says:

        That episode was so, so gross! And just… it reminded me of some people I knew growing up, and I do not mean that flippantly. Obviously, they didn’t have the same mutations, but their family dynamic was…

    • Lilo says:

      That’s only speculation because on of the episodes will be titled “Home Again”. I hope they won’t redo old episodes, Home was perfect as it was.

  14. tracking says:

    I want to be excited–I loved this show–but do reboots ever work?

  15. Grumf says:

    So excited!GA looks even younger with that hair color(wig or not).McHale looks good in a suit.I still can’t believe it’s happening.Yay!

  16. Eleonor says:

    I have mixed feelings about this.
    I have watched all the X-Files seasons. I was madly in love with the first 3-4, enjoyed some episodes, but I thought the last seasons were awful, I don’ t know what can I expect from this.
    I hope Dana Scully remains the professional scientist she was: I have watched the pilot and I have noticed how she was dressed like a real doctor while performing an autopsy, not like most of females doctors we are now used to see on tv, the one with high heels and all the stuff.

    • MissMoody says:

      I’m guessing she will still wear high heels but the last we saw her (that disappointing X Files movie), she was working as a full time doctor. I also am slightly apprehensive because I didn’t enjoy the last movie as much but nothing beats Fox Mulder all FBI-ed out so I hope we get to see him back at the agency sooner rather than later. My biggest concern is probably the William storyline. When Scully found out she was pregnant was when I mentally checked out. Fox Mulder is my favourite fictional character ever but he’s no parent

    • Lisa says:

      On the subject of Scully’s heels: I know they’re more modern, but I miss her chunky heeled pumps. I’m having trouble with stiletto Scully.

    • supposedtobeworking says:

      I have 2 doctor friends, neither wear white lab coats. A stethoscope, but no coats.

  17. Crumpet says:

    Very, very excited! I forget how really tiny Gillian is until I see her next to Dave.

  18. ana says:

    will she stay on the fall?

  19. t fanty fan says:

    x-philes forever!

  20. funcakes says:

    Over x files but loving her on Hannibal

  21. Dirty Tot says:

    When is she going to start filming the next season of the fall? I love her on that show.

  22. iheartjacksparrow says:

    I just hope the episodes are the quality of Jose Chung’s From Outer Space or Post-Modern Prometheus.

  23. Ashling says:

    The two of them are very physically affectionate with each other. They have recently kissed on the mouth in public. I don’t think he looks creepy.

  24. celine says:

    This post made me so very happy this morning. Such a geek. Gahhhhhh!!

  25. MissMoody says:

    So many questions. So many feels. 😍😍😍

  26. Dante says:

    X-Files, The Fall, Hannibal, just keep Gillian working because she is amazing.

  27. Lisa says:

    I wasn’t, until I saw those pictures… Even though the red is canon, I wouldn’t have minded if Gillian kept her blonde Stella Gibson hair.

  28. Feeshalori says:

    I want me some Mitch Pileggi!

  29. Marrria says:

    Yes!!!! I’m so excited for the reboot, I keep thinking about rewatching the show (like that’s new!).
    This post made me so happy, you have NO idea! I love love love Mulder & Scully. Remember the 8th Season finale? I wasn’t that much into the William storyline but seeing those 2 share such an intimate moment (which were quite rare but oh so worth it) and think that at least for the moment, they’d have some piece, melted my little cold heart. I’m such a fangirl, it’s no joke. :D And I don’t give a damn what Gillian or David say, they are/should totally do the nasty! ;)

  30. Sarah says:

    The jeans might have something to do with the Nerdist Podcast. That’s where the big push for the reboot started, when Gillian Anderson was a guest late last year. During the podcast, there was a running bit about how amazing David’s character had looked during a few episodes where he was wearing jeans. They went on and on about it, it was pretty funny.

  31. Fan says:

    Yes, I am very happy and excited. This is my kind of show. I really miss them. This is one show that I will be watching. I can’t wait.

  32. Amy M. says:

    Isn’t Gillian Anderson a natural blonde though?

    I will watch this reboot though I have misgivings about it. The second movie was pretty bad. But at this point I’ll watch Mulder and Scully do anything, even if it’s something as random as opening a nightclub or having Scully open a bakery while Mulder throws pencils at the ceiling (wasn’t that an ongoing joke when Mulder was bored in the basement of the FBI building?).

    Also would be funny if Cancer Man did a cameo. Is that actor still alive??

    • Lilo says:

      She’s an ashy-brownish-blonde. She bleached her hair for The Fall and Hannibal (and Stella in SND)

      Cancer Man is confirmed. The actor is an asshole though…we fans hate him. He wrote a “tell-all” and said some really weird and mean things, especially about Gillian.

  33. Becks says:

    I believe!!!!
    On a superficial note, I’ve seen Joel McHale in person and lemme tell you…..he is hot!
    He is very tall and has a nice physique, he never did it for me, but after standing next to him, it all changed 😉
    Mulder and Sully forever!

  34. Paris says:

    I am VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY excited!

  35. Lilo says:

    The cameras were rolling thoughout that kiss, so it was Mulder kissing Scully. And she doesn’t pull away, she is in mid-movement because that “Ted” guy is coming out of the limo and Scully is turning to him to shake his hand. Stills are misleading, as we all know ;)

  36. RobN says:

    I’d like to be more excited, but I lost interest in the show at the very end when new people started cycling in and out, and I don’t know where the story really stands at this point.

    I’m in, though, if they throw in some Skinner and Smoking Man. I’m going to need some sort of nod to the original characters.

  37. patricia says:

    she looks awful and old! That hairline is clearly artificial stuff since she started loosing her hair with all that yellow beaching she did. Just google pics of her from last year…

  38. kitty-bye says:

    Oh YESSS!

  39. A.Key says:

    Just seeing her as a redhead standing next to Duchovny made my heart go into overdrive and all those childhood feelings came rushing back <3