– by Nick Doll

When X-Files‘ first “revival” season (Season 10) aired two years ago, it was met with less enthusiasm and acclaim than most seasons of the classic series. In fact, some fans absolutely hated it.

With Season 11 of X-Files starting on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 on Fox, series creator Chris Carter is here to reassure fans that all the creative kinks have been worked out ahead of the new 10 episodes, conceding to TV Line that the franchise’s decade-plus time off the air proved to be an issue:

“We [relaunched] from a standing start after not having been on the air for 12 years — there was some reacquainting that had to be achieved. It was like old friends getting back together. We had to shake some of the stiffness out.”

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Carter is confident that Season 11 will be a far better experience for fans, explaining:

“I think that we’re all in fighting shape now.”

Carter also shared a little detail that will hopefully further excite fans, so they return for the 11th Season:

“It has a big link to previous X-Files episodes.”

What did you think about X-Files Season 10? Did it scare you away, or are you excited for Season 11? Let us know in the comment section below!

X-Files returns to Fox on January 3, 2018.

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