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Sunday, November 20, 2016

X-Files Season 11: Everything We Know

Fox is still confident it can secure The X-Files season 11 for a longer episode run. Here's everything we know so far.

Even before The X-Files returned in January to strong ratings, the narrative over at Fox seemed to be that Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, and David Duchovny had a greenlight for more episodes or another “event series” if they wanted it.

When the reception to the six-episode run was lukewarm, with nearly universal distaste for the mythology episodes and universal praise for Darin Morgan’s Were-monster of the week, Fox insisted that when the scheduling was right, they’d pick up where the cliffhanger left X-Files fans wondering if the truth was ever really out there to begin with.

Here's what we know about a potential X-Files season 11...

X-Files Season 11 News: Fox's Stance

Speaking at TCAs, Dana Walden, CEO of the Fox Television Group, told reporters that a potential X-Files season 11 would likely have a longer episode run. While everyone from Carter to his stars have signled that they’d like to return to continue making X-Files, Walden has given us the most concrete evidence yet that plans are in place to resume production.

“We’re in conversations that intentionally we could do more,” she said according to TVLine. “I don’t imagine it being a full season of The X-Files, but I would be really happy if we were able to get eight to 10 episodes.”

The issue, of course, is finding time to fit eight episodes into Anderson and Duchovny busy work and travel schedules.

“We would have liked to have done more [episodes] in the first place,” Walden said. “It was really the limitations of David and Gillian and Chris’ schedules. Gillian lives in the UK, David lives in New York and California, and we do the show in Vancouver. Chris lives up north. So it was just trying to coordinate a time where they all carve out a period to be in Vancouver.”

While Fox execs appear to be publicly oblivious to the perceived quality of The X-Files six-episode event series, they may have the confidence to give Carter a larger canvas to work with if the series is to continue.

X-Files Season 11 Cast:

No cast is confirmed yet, but reports out of TCAs indicate that Fox is in "significant talks" with Carter, Anderson, and Duchovny. In numerous interviews, all three parties have made it clear that they are interested in telling more X-Files stories. The hang up is sorting out their busy schedules. Anderson is currently filming her role in Starz' American Gods series. Duchovny should have some time freed up after his NBC series Aquarius was cancelled after two seasons.

While fans remain hungry for any trace of evidence that another season is coming, Duchovny had some fun with fans over the summer, sending shippers hearts fluttering.

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