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[Breaking] “The X-Files” Renewed for Season 11!

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After Season 10’s revival ended on a huge cliffhanger, us hardcore “The X-Files” fans have been wanting to believe there will be an eleventh season.

Huge news this Thursday afternoon as Fox just announced the return of “The X-Files” with a 10 episode order, which is four more than the Season 10 revival.

Series creator Chris Carter will executive-produce Season 11, and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have signed on to return as Mulder and Scully, as well.

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TVLine explained that, at the Television Critics Association press tour in August, Fox Television Group CEO and chairman Dana Walden told reporters that the network would’ve liked to have more than six episodes in the sci-fi series’ initial revival. “It was really the limitations of David and Gillian and Chris’ schedules… It was just trying to coordinate a time where they all carve out a period to be in Vancouver,” where the drama shoots.

“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,” David Madden, president, Fox Broadcasting Company, said via statement. “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.”

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“The X-Files” will return during the 2017-18 season with plans to begin filming this summer. Are there any clues hiding in this piece of art released with the statement?

Last January’s return of “The X-Files” came thirteen years after the original series run and delivered us six brand new episodes from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, mixing stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s mythology. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabited their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returned as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner.

Three of the episodes were written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully took on a case of a possible alien abductee. The all-new episodes featured appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.”

The season was hugely inspired by real-life conspiracy theories, all of which intertwined into one massive world-ending scenario. It will be interesting to see if the plan is to tie up all loose ends in Season 11 or if there are further stories to be told. Personally, I hope they stray away from capsule stories and focus more on the larger conspiracy at hand. But who am I kidding, I’ll be happy with anything they put on the screen.

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  • Bouncy X

    awesome if not predictable news!! and 10 episodes sounds good, wont hopefully feel as cramped.

  • Grimphantom

    Honestly… it worth it? I mean the last season wasn’t that memorable…..

    • Q.

      So worth it.

    • Chris Mosher

      It wasn’t as good as seasons 1 to 5 but I enjoyed it alot. I honestly enjoyed seeing Scully and Mulder back together again.

      • Whoa, you left out the single best season – 6.

        • Chris Mosher

          Well, i am glad you enjoyed it but I always felt like it was the beginning of the end.

        • Nicolas Caiveau

          My favourite was season 7^^

    • [1986]Butch

      it will never be THAT memorable again,X-Files in the 90s was too unique to happen again.
      but it still can be pretty good,it’s freaking X-Files.

  • Colin Christian

    I like seeing these two sharing the tv screen,their interactions have kept me interested for years,an average X-Files episode is still better than most tv,and the good ones are among the best the small screen has to offer.Count me in.

  • jasonlives1986

    These aren’t real seasons.

    Supernatural long ago took this shows spot in the community

    • DucksonAPlain

      I don’t know about that. Twincest was not a major driving factor for X-Files

      • jasonlives1986

        That was lame

        • PsychoMantis18

          No, jasonlives1986 – you are lame.

          • jasonlives1986


    • PsychoMantis18

      Yeah.. if you’re GAY!

      • jasonlives1986

        How special

        • PsychoMantis18

          I know; my parents tell me everyday.

  • RJ MacReady

    I’m always up for more X-Files. I hope they have more episodes like the band-aid man episode from season 10. Creepy and gory.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Woah. Who is the source on this? The Bride Of Frankenstein guy?

  • Richter Belmont

    More Gillian Anderson is not a bad thing in my book, so I am all in!

    A ten episode order will also help them flesh out the Conspiracy storyline a lot better than last season. Two or three episodes are not nearly enough to cover The X-Files’ rich mythology. Season 10, despite having such a short episode order, still outclasses most of season 9, though.

    • Weresmurf

      Hahahahahahahahahahaha yeh because they’re gonna flesh out the conspiracy storyline. Ever.

    • Uhh, season 10 is definitely the worst, even with Mulder and Scully. I still liked it alright but seasons 8 and 9 get much less respect than they deserve.

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    season 10 episodes were too rushed, the pace and rhtyhm were too fast, this needs to be slower, or at least dont develop its story only on the first and last episode of the season

  • Bloodspatta

    I’d like to see a more horror in this season

  • After the abysmal season 10, I’m not exactly excited…

    • Q.

      Really…? Abysmal? The Real Housewives of Potomac is abysmal. The X Files couldn’t be abysmal if it tried. Maybe it wasn’t Season 4-6 glorious, but it definitely wasn’t in any sense of the word, abysmal.

  • Onebadhatharry

    Season 10 wasn’t very good
    But heck, it’s Mulder and Scully.
    Id watch them do an hour long haemorrhoid commercial.
    Still better than most of the reality crap on our TV.

  • devilgod

    The first three (I think) episodes that followed the “the truth is out there”-main theme was great, the rest was just boooooooooooooooring stand alone episodes that no one wanted.

  • The chicken man

    I absolutely loved season 10. Amazing ending. I am crazy excited to see where it goes.
    Booyah. Boo. Yah.

  • Alanmac

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!! Great news to wake up to!!

  • CelticBull

    More Motw episodes, please. Those were the highlights of the last season.

  • DucksonAPlain

    I was pissed at the Cliffhanger ending. Just, you got one chance to bring the show back, and you hold the audience hostage with that bullshit. On top of that, the conspiracy was garbage and was Joel McHale supposed to be Alex Jones? Yeah, fuck any show where a stand in for that “person” is correct and so handsome. Give me more standalone episodes, less awful overarching plots about dumb babies I don’t care about. The Hue Mann episode was genius and I enjoyed the Trash Man and the one with the kids, too.

    • The Fucked Up

      Yeah for me the best episodes were at most only loosely tied into the overarching story. At one point they even had a freaking werewolf episode and it was better than most full blown werewolf flicks. Can’t remember though if it ended up being an actual werewolf or if it was the creepy janitor in a mask.

  • [1986]Butch

    man I was waiting for it so badly

  • Frank Gambino

    Hopefully Chris Carter doesn’t direct any episodes for this season.

  • PsychoMantis18


    Really dug 10. Helps to make up for 9.

  • Joey


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