More X-Files episodes in the works for 2018

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Jan 12, 2017, 11:30 AM EST

The truth is still out there ... but it's taking some tricky deal-making to find it.

That's what was revealed this week by Fox president David Madden in regard to new episodes of The X-Files. Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Madden told reporters (according to Entertainment Weekly) that the network hopes to "have an announcement shortly" about continuing the revived series.

Last year's six-episode return was a hit, but the schedules of stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are making the deals for additional episodes "complex," according to Madden, who added that he had originally intended to have something to unveil earlier this week.

That didn't happen, but Madden said that the series should return in 2018. He noted, however, that while Fox intends to order more than the six episodes we saw last year, the show will still more than likely have less than the standard 22-episode broadcast season.

Last year's X-Files revival, while highly anticipated, received rather mixed reviews, with many critics enjoying the stand-alone stories in the middle of the pack more than the mythology episodes that bookended the shortened season. Hopefully, any remaining rust will be shaken off by the time the new season gets underway.

Did you like last year's X-Files revival? Are you eager for more episodes?

(via Bloody Disgusting)