The X-Files‘ eleventh season premiered last night and with it came the knowledge that this is likely the show’s final season, at least for now. As many of you probably already know, this will be Gillian Anderson’s last time playing Agent Dana Scully. The question seems to be, is there a chance the show will continue without Scully? Fox executive were asked that very question by TVGuide during a panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
Dana Walden, Chairman and CEO of Fox:
“It seems like if those are the circumstances there won’t be any more X-Files.”
And while Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman confirms there are currently no talks about further seasons of The X-Files, he also leaves fans with a bit of optimism saying who knows what the future holds:
“I think you could have asked Chris, David or Gillian at various times since the show originally went off the air and some days you’d get a yes, some days you’d get a no. They’ve done two additional seasons. I would not foreclose the possibility that in the future there could be more. Not only are there no plans [right now], but there hasn’t been a single conversation about it.”
As for now, it looks as if Season 11 will be it for The X-Files. Don’t let this be too much of a downer, twice throughout history there was to be no more Star Wars, and Arrested Development came back after being off the air for seven years. The X-Files has returned once from a long hiatus, it’s possible Anderson could change her mind in the future and the show could return again.
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