Great news, folks! The X-Files is returning for an eleventh season. In an announcement made on Thursday, 20th Century Fox called for a renewal of the popular science fiction drama series that premiered in 1993. The series originally ran for nine seasons, concluding in 2001. However, the series was revived for the tenth season which came out last year. The season comprised of six episodes and received decent reviews.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny have confirmed that they will be reprising their roles as FBI Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. The eleventh season will comprise 10 episodes. Duchovny teased the renewal of The X-Files on Twitter as the two FBI Agents search for the truth that is “still out there.”
— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) April 21, 2017
Fox President David Madden, “Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows.” He added, “And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. 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.”
Anderson expressed her excitement over the news on Twitter where she shared photos of she and Duchovny at their regular shenanigans.
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) April 21, 2017
The series also stars Mitch Pileggi, and other recurring cast members including William B. Davis, Joel McHale, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell and Aliza Vellani. The new season will begin filming this summer with the series airing somewhere around the 2017-2018 season.