It looks like Mulder is going to get that life-saving stem cell transplant after all! Fox has announced that Season 11 of “The X-Files” will begin filming 10 new episodes this summer for a likely 2017/2018 debut, meaning we’ll finally get a resolution to last year’s dramatic cliffhanger. “The X-Files” last aired in February 2016 to boffo ratings, earning 16 million viewers per episode, so a revival to the revival was always in the cards. The only issue was timing. But it looks like summer 2017 is the magic season for showrunner Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to return to their iconic positions.
“The X-Files” ran for nine seasons, from 1993 to 2002, and also produced two feature films: “The X-Files” (1998) and “The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). The 10th season in 2016 produced only six episodes due to the availability of its two leads, so fans have been clamoring for more ever since. Besides Carter, former producers James Wong, Glen Morgan and Darin Morgan also returned last year as writers/directors, but there is no telling yet who might be helming the 10 new hours.
Fox officially announced “The X-Files” Season 11 on April 20, 2017 — that’s exactly 20 years to the day that fan-favorite episode “Small Potatoes” first aired. We’re hoping the stars align this time around so that “Small Potatoes” writer Vince Gilligan will return to the series that gave him his start, but he’s likely otherwise occupied with “Better Call Saul” for which he’s the co-creator and a producer.
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