Since the return of the 90s cult sci-fi series The X-Files at the beginning of this year, Fox, stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny and creator Chris Carter have all been in talks for another batch of episodes to expand on the six-episode event series.
Fox President David Madden has said that Fox is in: “significant talks with the three principals” for another batch of episodes. A ‘batch’ pointing towards ideally being ten rather than six, in line with the classic cult series original run.
The tenth season wasn’t exactly met kindly by both fans, and critics who both cited the convoluted mythology plot and the handful of episodes as problematic. They also criticised Mulder and Scully’s split and the unneeded retelling of all nine seasons in just six episodes, as a major reason for the reboot struggling.
Fox Co-President Dana Walden acknowledges this, but has defended the recent season stating: “The show was off the air for a very long time. They had the challenge of filling in the mythology … Going forward there won’t be the same obligation to reset the series. I think that there was some very strong work throughout the season, and we look forward to more.”
The fallout of the negative reactions towards the shows six-episode event is good for the team behind the show – especially creator Chris Carter – as it gives them a chance to listen to what the fans and critics didn’t enjoy about this series, and prove that they can make The X-Files as classic as it used to be but fit for the current time period; the episode Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster is a testament to that.
Hopefully, schedules will be more organised, planning will be better and more episodes will be written, because an eleventh series of The X-Files sure is needed.
Watch the trailer for the tenth series of The X-Files below: