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Another Season of “The X-Files” is in the Works

During a recent conference call with reporters, Fox TV Group chairmans Dana Walden and Gary Newman both made it clear that there is strong interest in seeing “The X-Files” return for another season, especially after the success of the recent 10th season.

Walden proclaimed, “We have had conversations with Chris Carter and David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. I believe everyone is on board to do another installment of the show,” according to Deadline. However, don’t get your hopes up that we’ll be getting a new season next year as Walden also stated, “…hopefully this season we will be able to get it done and that the same time next year (May), we will have something to announce.” As a result, we’re understanding that new episodes would be part of the 2017-18 season.

Newman added, “Conversations are ongoing. I can tell you that all of them would like to do more of these, and certainly the network and studio want to do more.”

Earlier this year, Fox premiered a 6-episode 10th season of the iconic sci-fi/thriller show, which originally premiered in 1993 and produced two feature-length films. The latest season brought back such stars as Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis as well as writers James Wong and Darin Morgan. It was one of Fox’s strongest performing programs during its season.



  • With the ending of that last season, I should HOPE that they plan on bringing it back, even if only to wrap it up! They can’t leave the fans hanging like that!

  • Richter Belmont

    Bring back Vince Gilligan and extend the season to 10 episodes.

  • the usual suspect


  • Don

    I love the X-files, but that revival was soooooooo bad

    • mattmanning

      I thought it was great. “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster” is probably the best episode of TV I’ve seen in 2016 so far.

      • Ben Sokolow

        LOL that episode was classic x-files for sure

      • Lady of the Profaned Capital

        Me too. Loved “Weremonster.”

        But, then again, I’m a diehard X-Phile, and have become resigned to Chris Carter’s “Carter-ness,” which means you want to both hug him and beat him to death with his own script at the same time.

      • Don

        It had its moments, but overall it was really weak and didn’t do justice for the original show.

    • Gabsterino

      Couldnt agree more, soooooooooo bad

    • David Birney

      I think it started great, after the first two episodes it went downhill fast.

      • Don

        agree. It was too goofy and tried to poke fun at itself way too much for such a limited run. The mythology story-line was weak and Joel McHale just did not belong.

      • Maxime C

        Episode 3 was actually the best for me !!! ( I think it’s number 3, with the monster who turned into a human thing ).

        • David Birney

          I did like that one, however I was never a huge fan of the comedy episodes. They are ok when used sparingly, and this was a pretty great one. The next two were awful, the last was decent and helped keep the story going.

          • Maxime C

            I hated the last one!!

  • kevgret

    It can’t be any worse than that shit they dropped on us this year

  • Geno1987

    Please give us some Skinner episodes!

    • ManateeAdvocate

      I demand this as well!

  • Loved the new series. Can’t wait for it to come back!

  • Shane da Lucky

    I thought the latest series was bollox. From storylines to the acting I was disappointed… I had high hopes but maybe I’ve been spoilt by the amazing shit on digital now.

  • GG1701

    Season 10 got a bad rap, but it’s not because it’s run out of steam. Personally, I think it’s because some of the original writers were unavailable to return, and Carter wrote and directed most of it. Carter just needs to take more of a back seat to the writing aspect, I think.

    For example, it would be easier to find a way to bring back the Lone Gunmen (example: They didn’t die, but went into witness protection), but Carter decided to bring them back in a dream sequence, with no speaking lines. That sucked.

    Then, bringing back the Cigarette Smoking Man is harder to explain, but Carter went ahead a did it anyway.

    Also, there wasn’t much “transition” or explanation as to why Mulder and Scully were working for the FBI again. Carter just threw them in there. I would like that to have been explained more. Like, maybe giving Skinner a promotion to Director, and him using his authority to put Mulder and Scully back inside.

    Just little details like that. A lot of missed opportunities and loose threads.

    • Grandpa Fred

      I agree with everything you said, especially the transition back into the FBI. I wanted that to be epic, but it was pretty half-assed. Still, I liked the latest season and am glad to hear there will hopefully be more. Especially since it ended on a damn cliffhanger.

    • Eduardo Rosa

      I agree with you in Carter taking a back seat, to me it looks like he became the George Lucas to his Star Wars in the sense “I value what you done but please, stop screwing with the material”

    • Adam Clifton

      They could have explained Cancer Man’s return as saying that the one Mulder and Scully were talking to in the quarry was a clone or a bounty hunter to confuse them by talking shit about the year 2012. That would also explain why there was no alien invasion by 2012 as well. But no… he saved a Hellfire missile to the face and somehow rebuilt his body after his skull was blown to bits in slo-mo

      • Javi Simon

        I think explaining the return of CSM would have been the easiest thing to do. That fuc*er had soo many tricks up his sleeve lol. I always thought they killed off a clone though. Or perhaps, he was some super alien hybrid immune to whatever was in those rocks. I was also wondering what ever happened to the whole 2012 invasion. Was it intercepted again and was it really beginning at the end of season 10? And what about the super soldiers? My main problem was that S10 left too many unanswered questions. Like, I get leaving it open ended. But not that damn open ended. The episodes were still fun to watch though. Except for the first one. What was up with that?

        • Adam Clifton

          I like all X-Files seasons but yeah some things were swept under the rug. The 2012 event didn’t happen, the super soldiers disappeared, Doggett was MIA. Still liked it but wish they did more than 6 episodes

          • Javi Simon

            Yea, man. I was really hoping for Doggett to come back. My hopes were low since I had heard no casting news with him in it, but I don’t think they even mentioned him. And the super soldiers technically made it into the FBI and the Defense Dept. by the end of the series (although they were also absent from the second movie). But what the hell happened to them? And there was that dude in the first episode of season 10 who says the whole alien rebel thing was a smokescreen. They never really elaborated on it. Plenty of stuff to cover on a Season 11.

    • Lady of the Profaned Capital

      I tend to think the biggest problem with S10 is that it was crammed into six episodes, and that’s not really enough time to capture what made TXF great.

      That said, I (mostly) enjoyed the revival minus stupid dance sequences.

      Anyway, I’m still gunning for a S11.

  • AlyssaMW

    It makes you wonder – what if all our conspiracy theories are true??

  • New series was hit and miss for me, but there’s no way I’d not want to see more X-files.

    • Maxime C

      I hate reading that people loved what we got to see this year. Only 2 good episodes imo, and the mythology in it was just… horrendous, a real mess.

  • zombie84_41

    Nice I hope when they bring it back they focus more on the scary part of the show. Some of the ep’s in the recent season were a tad funny for x-files. But some were pretty scary too.

  • Fernando Reyes

    I watched season 10 with mixed feelings. But of course I would like to see more,

  • c-s-a78

    I still recon that all 6 episodes are all a dream!what if mulder wakes up next to scully in bed and says “i had the weirdest dream.we were back at work”!lol.

  • gabriel

    Just like The Simpsons, South Park, and Walking Dead, never bothered seeing an episode.

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