After the ratings success (if not exactly overwhelming critical success) of the return of The X-Files for its belated 10th season last year, the next question was not if there was going to be an 11th season, but when?
And now we know the answer.
FOX has announced that The X-Files will return later this year in the States for a new 10-episode run. It will once again be executive produced by The X-Files creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson finding space in their busy schedules to reprise their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
“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 David Madden, President, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Chris’s creativity, along with the brilliant work of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, 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.”
In 2016, the six-episode season 10 of The X-Files – premiering 14 years after the original series finale – attracted audiences of nearly 16 million viewers and was the season’s most talked-about event series on Twitter.
As long as Darin Morgan gets to write a couple of comedy episodes, we’ll be happy!