FOX recently held their yearly upfronts this week, with X-Files fans listening tentatively as to whether they would get another instalment of the show after its revival this year.
Both the show’s creator, Chris Carter, and FOX CEO Dana Walden have confirmed that there will be an eleventh season in the near future, rather than later this year as part of FOX’s 2016/17 schedule, as a minority of fans believed it would.
Walden has confirmed that there have been conversations between Carter, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, all of whom are all up for another instalment. However, it all ultimately comes down to when Duchovny and Anderson are both available at the same time, since Duchvony is currently starring in the NBC crime-drama Aquarius, while Anderson is portraying Blance DuBois in the stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire in New York.
In a statement, Walden said: “Hopefully, this time next year we will have more news.” In regards to the show coming back, Carter also stated back in February: “I can’t imagine, with the ratings that we’ve got and the way we ended this season, that there won’t be more X-Files. They will find a way to get that done. Because I spoke about it briefly with Dana Walden…so there’s an appetite there and…a chance certainty to find how we’re gonna get ourselves off this precipice.”
The X-Files: The Event Series is available for pre-order on Amazon, and is due for release on 13th June.