REPORT: "X-Files" Is Unofficially Renewed for a New Season!

Friday, 28 October 2016 - 1:04PM
X-Files
Friday, 28 October 2016 - 1:04PM
REPORT: "X-Files" Is Unofficially Renewed for a New Season!
We wanted to believe The X-Files could make a triumphant return to TV, and now it's happening. Not only did we get to see Mulder and Scully on TV again for the first time in fourteen years this past January, it looks like we're going to see even more in the Fall of 2017—TVWise has reported that an eleventh season has been unofficially approved, with the official green light coming in the next few weeks. Even more exciting is the word that the new season will be ten episodes long (rather than a puny six), giving fans 60% more chances to absolutely freak out over weird monsters and terrifying global conspiracies.

David Duchovny (aka Fox Mulder, aka The Foxiest Man Alive) and Gillian Andersen (aka Dana "It's Not Ghosts, Mulder" Scully) are set to return for the new season, but the showrunners will probably be looking to bring back Glen Morgan, the executive producer of the last season, and Mitch Pileggi, (aka Walter Skinner, aka "the Skinmeister"). So far it sounds like the team is aiming to start production in Vancouver in mid-2017 (most likely Spring) and air in Fall 2017 as a tentpole of Fox's TV lineup. All of this suggests that (unlike Tron 3), the executives have faith in the show and rabid conspiracy theory fans like us.

For those who need a refresher: last season, in My Struggle, Part II, we saw the outbreak of a world-ending contagion and Mulder's near-death from the Spartan virus. The Cigarette-Smoking Man is still alive and smoking cigarettes, trying to broker deals with Scully and other X-Files agents to keep them alive in exchange for helping to keep the alien colonization plan on track. Mulder, of course, has disappeared again and contracted aforesaid deadly virus. Just before he goes off to join the Great Conspiracy Theory in The Sky, Scully arrives and tries to save him, but is interrupted by the arrival of one of the same triangle-shaped UFOs we saw in the first episode of Season 10. So we've already got another cliffhanger to resolve in the new season!

We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for more details on X-Files Season 11, but in the meantime...don't stop believing.
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