Just when all hope was lost at the chance of The X-Files answering the hell of the cliffhanger that we were left with in season ten, FOX announced yesterday (20th April) that indeed the show will be returning for an eleventh season.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are set to reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully with production beginning this August. The eleventh season will run for ten episodes instead of six, and is set to air either in the latter part of this year, or in early 2018.
Fox President David Madden is as excited for the eleventh season as he was for the tenth, ‘Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide,’ says Madden. ‘Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.’
There was so concern over an eleventh season, due to the complex schedules of both Anderson and Duchovny. Both are set to star in huge television events this year – Anderson as the god Media in Starz’s American Gods on April 30, and Duchovny reprising his role as FBI Agent Denise Bryson in Showtime’s revival of Twin Peaks on May 21.
Presumably both shows are in post-production, freeing up time for Duchovny and Anderson to get back into their iconic roles as Mulder and Scully.
Remind yourselves of the tenth season of the show belowL