'X-Files' Season 11 Announced With 10 New Episodes Approaching

Friday, 21 April 2017 - 1:31PM
X-Files
Friday, 21 April 2017 - 1:31PM
'X-Files' Season 11 Announced With 10 New Episodes Approaching
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Ever since the recent X-Files revival wrapped up, nearly everyone involved has said there'd be more new episodes eventually, or "soon-ish" in star David Duchovny's exact words.

Thankfully, we now have something slightly more firm than "soon-ish," even if there's no release set date just yet. Season 11 of everyone's favorite paranormal crime procedural will begin filming this summer, giving it enough time for 10 new episodes to air in the 2017-2018 television season. Stars Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are (of course) returning.



None of this comes as a huge surprise, since the show's eventual return was never that controversial at Fox - season 10's ratings were apparently phenomenal. But it's still good to see them finally moving forward with it. Last season was a mixed bag in both variety and quality, with the six episodes alternating between silly and serious while giving us some of the show's best and worst episodes overall.

Hopefully Fox will learn from some of those mistakes, but last season had enough hits that there's still plenty to be excited about. In a press release, Fox president David Madden said the following:

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"Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris' creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can't wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files."
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Even without the new episodes, both stars have been busy this year. Anderson will be appearing as the villainous Media, god of TV, in American Gods at the end of this month, while Duchovny is reprising his role of Agent Denise Bryson in the Twin Peaks revival next month. And both will be appearing in an X-Files audiobook later this year. But the truth is always still out there, so expect more X-Files episodes either this winter or early next year. 

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