FOX has announced that the beloved sci-fi drama series The X-Files will return for a 10-episode Season 11.
Scheduling had become a major factor in whether or not this was going to happen in time for 2017. Luckily, FOX finally pulled the trigger and have confirmed that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will, in fact, return as Mulder and Scully, with series creator Chris Carter to remain on as executive producer.
“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,” said David Madden, President, Fox Broadcasting Company. “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.”
In 2016, The X-Files Season 10 drew an average multi-platform audience of nearly 16 million viewers. Filming for Season 11 is currently set to begin later this summer.