Addicts of The X-Files, we have great news for you: The spooky show will be returning for an 11th season.
Fox will be giving us 10 episodes for the 2017-2018 season. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be returning to their roles as Dana Scully and Fox Mulder; showrunner Chris Carter will continue showrunning.
“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 Fox Broadcasting Company president, David Madden (via Deadline). "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.”
This is exciting news for those of us who want the Truth, which is still out there. As Season 10 ended, Earth was experiencing a pandemic, Mulder was in his death throes, and it looked as if an alien ship was about to beam Scully aboard. Frankly, it's one of the most disappointing finales I've ever seen. We finally have tangible proof of alien existence, and then … nothing. No hope, no answers, no clarity. It made me feel as if Carter was trolling his audience.
Not that this is going to stop me from watching season 11. Addiction is funny that way.
I found the other episodes to be much more successful, rife with quirkiness and off-putting, frequently murderous events. I especially loved the Darin Morgan-penned "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster," which was filled to the brim with the grimdark humor I fell in love with during the show's original run.
So will we finally get some resolution on Scully and Mulder's fate, on where William is, and on whether or not the aliens are coming for our tasty human flesh? Carter? Please?