Both Fox and X-Files creator Chris Carter knew that if the revamped miniseries took off with audiences, an order for a second season was more than likely.
With the finale just around the corner, it looks like Fox may be about to enter negotiations with Carter, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to talk about a second season for the show.
In an interview with Variety, Fox's president of entertainment, David Madden, said that the network "would love to do more."
"We are over the moon with the performance," Madden told Variety. "So far, the response has been really encouraging."
Although Madden said official talks haven't begun with Carter or the cast about returning for a second season, it's most definitely a possibility.
It's also something Carter mentioned he would definitely be interested in during an interview last month. Carter said that he wanted to do more episodes, but it was all up to Fox. He noted that he knew if they got the ratings Fox was hoping for, a second season was more than likely going to happen.
"Everyone has to get the word out there in order to get the ratings that will promote more episodes," Carter said.
The ratings for the show have been more than impressive. The first episode of the miniseries drew in more than 50 million international viewers, and held mostly steady for the duration of the show's time on air. More important, the show drew in a 7.8 rating among the important 18-34 age demographic, landing just behind the premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead.
While it's clear that the demand for a second season is there, and while Fox is onboard to continue producing the show, there may be a snag with lead actor Duchovny, who plays Fox Mulder on the series.
Before the miniseries even aired, Duchovny told Variety that he would never want to return for a 22-episode season, but was committed to doing at least six. With he and Anderson working on other projects, there's concern that the two wouldn't be able to come back for a second season.
The finale of The X-Files' six-part miniseries airs Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. ET on Fox.