Texas north? Believe it.
The X-Files revival landed at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino earlier this week, bringing actors Robbie Amell (Flash) and the luminous Gillian Anderson to Cloverdale.
Eyewitnesses also spotted David Duchovny at the Surrey landmark, temporarily transformed into an airport in the Lone Star State, complete with a ‘Welcome to Texas’ sign posted above the front entrance, and a pair of domestic arrival signs on the sidewalk pointing TV travelers inside.
Several yellow taxis sporting ‘Metro Dallas’ signage could also be spotted in the parking lot at the casino and racetrack, raising eyebrows of passersby, who shared photos on social media.
The production is keeping locations under wraps, but July 28 Amell (Agent Miller) wrote ‘Do you believe?’ on his Facebook page along with a photo with Anderson (reprising her role as Agent Scully) that appeared to be taken inside Fraser Downs. It didn’t take long for news to spread.
Both shared set photos on social media, with Anderson tweeting an image of she and Amell wearing black X-Files ball caps, setting the Twitterverse alight with speculation among fans.
Mernie Jones Senchuk told The Reporter she saw Duchovny (Agent Mulder) outside the casino entrance at around midnight.
She didn’t realize there was a TV production on location, but sensed something was up when she noticed the Texas airport signs.
She took a photo with her phone, then moved in “a smidge closer… and there he was,” she said, referring to Duchovny. She pulled out her phone again “and was asked very quickly to put it away. So of course I obliged.”
She then saw the actor walk out of the ‘airport’ and cross the driveway, where he spoke with another actor.
“Nothing too exciting,” she said. “But [it] certainly made my day!”
Six new episodes of the Fox TV paranormal sci-fi series are being filmed in Vancouver.
The X-Files returns to TV on Jan. 24, 2016.