We’re Almost Definitely Getting More X-Files… But When?

“I can tell you that with a certain amount of certainty we’ll be asked to come back with more X-Files in the future.” That was show creator Chris Carter, back in February, predicting another season of The X-Files just as the most recent one was ending. Turns out he was right.

Mulder and Scully are in: a new season of the rebooted show has been all but promised to fans. The network behind it confirms that all the key players, including Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Carter are up for making more episodes following the series six-episode return earlier this year.


While everybody at Fox is being pretty cagey about the whole thing (our guess is that there are still some important papers to be signed), it sounds as though they’ll be renewing The X-Files for an eleventh season—catch is, we’re going to have to wait for it.

“We have had conversations with Chris Carter and David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson,” reports Fox CEO Dana Walden. “I believe everyone is on board to do another instalment of the show. Hopefully this season we will be able to get it done and that the same time next year, we will have something to announce.” Translation: a new season would likely air sometime in 2017 or 2018.


Which doesn’t seem like that long of a delay when you consider the fact that fans were on hold for over a decade between the ninth and tenth seasons with only one measly movie to tide them over during the drought.

If the new season picks up where the tenth left off, then we’ll be meeting Scully and Mulder at the brink of an apocalyptic moment in the history of our planet: a plague is sweeping across the globe, Mulder is deathly ill, and the fact that Scully has gotten her hands on a last-minute cure might not even matter, seeing as an alien ship has chosen this exact moment to arrive.


The upside? In the new season of The X-Files, believing will be a breeze.