10 new episodes of The X-Files will begin airing over in the US tonight, and when they’re done we may never again see a glimpse of Agent Scully.
Gillian Anderson has maintained that season 11 of The X-Files will be her last. When our US chums spoke with Anderson and Duchovny in September, they both said they “assumed” this would be their swan song, and in the latest round of interviews promoting season 11, Anderson was holding firm on her stance that she’s shot her final episode as Dana Scully.
“I’ve said from the beginning this is it for me,” Anderson told TV Guide. “I was a bit surprised by people’s [shocked] reaction to my announcement…because my understanding was that this was a single season.”
Anderson’s been busy in recent years, with roles on Hannibal, American Gods, and a starring role in the critically acclaimed cop drama The Fall. Anderson also carried The X-Files as the show’s leading lady for the final two seasons of the original run after David Duchovny’s contract expired after season 7.
September marks the 25th anniversary of The X-Files, and after what will be 217 episodes and two feature films, series creator Chris Carter insists there are still X-Files stories to tell. It’s doubtful Duchovny will return to play Fox Mulder without Anderson, so we’ll have to see if Fox and Carter try to continue the series with a new set of agents.
Recently, the cast and crew appeared at NYCC to tease all things conspiracy-related, and also to premiere the first trailer for season 11, which you can watch below…
More as we have it.
The X-Files season 11 air date
Channel 5 has confirmed that it will once again be the UK broadcaster for The X-Files revival. There’s no specific date as yet, but the new episodes are due to air “on Channel 5 next year”. It can’t be too long after the US date of 3rd January.
In the meantime, flick over to page 2 now, where there are more details on what to expect when the show returns…