Vince Gilligan has become a pretty big deal in terms of TV creation in recent years, but how many people even remember that he was involved with The X-Files too? Thanks to his success after the show, he will not be involved with its revival, though.
Most people would probably recognize his name due to his great success with the multiple Golden Globe and Emmy-winning masterpiece Breaking Bad and since that show ended, he has been involved with other projects as well.
Since Breaking Bad‘s conclusion, he created the much-anticipated prequel, Better Call Saul, which features Breaking Bad‘s Saul Goodman before he became the ruthless lawyer that he was. In addition, he is the co-creator of Battle Creek, a cop show that is currently airing on CBS.
Vince Gilligan is quite a busy guy these days, which will keep him from being involved in the upcoming reboot of The X-Files. He is not happy about that though and says that he will be excited to watch it as a fan along with everyone else.
In a recent Reddit AMA, he said, “Unfortunately I won’t be writing for the reboot because my work on Better Call Saul will keep me from doing that. I’m very sad to miss out because I would love to have a hand in The X-Files reboot. The X-Files was my second favorite job ever, a close second to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and I’d love to be a part of it. Rest assured, I will be watching it as a fan. I can’t wait to see it.”
The X-Files was his first big break and paved the way for his creation of Breaking Bad, which makes the situation of him not being able to do the reboot all the more ironic.
Vince Gilligan started writing for The X-Files in late Season 2, and stayed on through the ninth and final season. Chris Carter, the creator of the series will return, along with writer-producers Glen Morgan and James Wong working behind the camera. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully and the six-episode limited series is set to air in 2016.