Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan would 'love' to revive The X Files

Gilligan fears his busy schedule would get in the way of joining a reboot

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Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan has revealed that he is keen to bring back sci-fi TV show The X Files.

The US showrunner is the most popular choice among fans to lead a revival, after the series left small screens in 2002.

Gilligan told fan site The X Files Lexicon that he would “love to be involved”, before adding that his busy schedule could get in the way.

“I don’t know if I necessarily could be but I got to tell you I hope that is the case,” he said.

Gilligan joined The X Files in 1995 and was behind some of the most popular episodes, including “X Cops” and “Bad Blood”.  He helped co-create spin-off The Lone Gunmen, which he insists he is “still proud of and will always be proud of” despite it only running for thirteen episodes.

 “The thought that there could be more episodes of The X Files is very exciting to me indeed,” Gilligan said.

“Absolutely if I knew I could do it, I would love to be a part of it, but even if I am not, you can know for a fact that I’ll be watching every episode and rooting them on, and being very much the fanboy that I started.”

But it is up to series creator Chris Carter to reboot The X Files and invite Gilligan to be a part of it again.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have both expressed interest in reprising their roles as FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who work together to solve cases involving paranormal phenomena.

Gilligan’s Better Call Saul opened to high ratings and warm reviews earlier this month and his new CBS drama Battle Creek debuts on 1 March.