Fox Hints That ‘The X-Files’ Season 11 Talks Are Still Ongoing
The six episode revival of The X-Files was one of 2016’s most anticipated TV events. However, the cliffhanger ending left fans extremely upset about the lack of closure, especially since a new round of episodes was far from guaranteed. And while the all-out alien invasion is unlikely to go forward on that show, The X-Files may yet return for an 11th season.
According to TV Guide, Fox told reporters at the TCA Press Tour that negotiations with series creator Chris Carter and series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are still ongoing. Fox Entertainment President David Madden characterized the negotiations as “significant talks” without offering a potential time table for its return. Since the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 schedules are already set for Fox, the earliest that the show could come back would be in either Fall 2017, or early 2018.
Needless to say, more episodes won’t happen without all three of the show’s primary players. And the schedules of Anderson and Duchovny were blamed for the revival’s short, six-episode run. While Fox stopped short of saying future seasons would have more episodes, CEO Dana Walden assured fans that “going forward there won’t be the same obligation to reset the series.” She explained that “the show was off the air for a very long time…they had the challenge of filling in the mythology.”
One of the primary complaints with the revival is that it seemed ignore most of the series’ mythology as it attempted to make The X-Files relevant again. In particular, Duchovny’s Fox Mulder seemed to embrace the idea that the alien conspiracy was actually “a conspiracy of men” as opposed to something extraterrestrial in origin.
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