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 event series.

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

Noting that all key auspices are scattered around the world working in different locations, she said that “hopefully this season we will be able to get it done and that the same time next year (May), we will have something to announce.”

Newman later elaborated a bit, saying that the discussions with Carter, Duchovny and Anderson have included talks about “what kind of episodic order makes sense. Some of that is driven by schedules,” he said. “Conversations are ongoing. I can tell you that all of them would like to do more of these, and certainly the network and studio want to do more,” noting that the next installment is tentatively eyed for the 2017-18 season.

With strong VOD performance — The X-Files was the second-most-watched Fox program on VOD last season behind Empire — the event series, from 20th TV, was one of Fox’s top programs last season.