‘X-Files’ With Gillian Anderson And David Duchovny Will Definitely Return To FOX For Season 11, But When?

X-Files with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny is a high priority for FOX Television and Chris Carter. Sadly, finding a time to film Season 11 when Anderson, Duchovny and Carter are available is an incredible challenge. Still, fans have a promise that X-Files Season 11 is going to happen.

Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Chris Carter are being strongly encouraged by FOX Television Group and their CEO Dana Walden to create new Fox Mulder and Dana Scully adventures for Season 11. Den of Geek quotes Walden’s anxious desire for more X-Files.

“We’re in conversations [with Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Chris Carter] that intentionally we could do more. 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.”

X-Files Season 11 with 10 episodes sounds great to fans, but everyone wants more. FOX Television could get amazing ratings for the show and a potential to boost shows in neighboring time slots. Fans have long awaited the series’ return as well. David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Chris Carter are nostalgic about X-Files as well.

More X-Files with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny is a win for everyone. The return of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully sparked a huge interest in Season 10. Scheduling Season 11 is just a matter of some complex logistics. While the recent cancellation of Aquarius might leave some space on David Duchovny’s calendar, Gillian has a full dance card with American Gods and half a dozen other roles on cinema, stage, and TV. Anderson is highly in demand as an actress, but Gillian says she wants to make time for the X-Files.

If Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Chris Carter had more time, Season 10 would have been much longer, according to FOX CEO Dana Walden.

“We would have liked to have done more [episodes] in the first place. 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.”

Mitch Pileggi, Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, William B. Davis
Mitch Pileggi, Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, William B. Davis [Image by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images

FOX wants more X-Files with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny ASAP. They wish they could have had a longer season for X-Files last year, but Anderson, Duchovny, and Carter could only match up enough time to make half a dozen episodes. This year, FOX wants at least 10 but will settle for eight if they must, because apparently, the demand is great.

X-Files Creator Chris Carter told The Globe and Mail that production for Season 11 will begin in the spring of 2017. Carter is very excited about filming in Vancouver again. It is still too soon to tell when the show might air, but it could be scheduled for the summer or fall of 2017.

“I imagine we would be up there shooting in the spring of 2017. Coming back last year was a trick and coming back again will be another trick.”


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X-Files Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny
X-Files Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny [Image by Kevin WinterGetty Images]

X-Files with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny faced many plot challenges in Season 10, explaining the back story in just six episodes. What had transpired in the years between the series’ conclusion in 2002 and early 2016? Their answer left some viewers feeling sad for the lost years. Still, most fans were thankful for their return.

FOX is excited and hoping to boost the network’s ratings. Overall, TV viewership is down across the board. Some attribute this to various types of delayed viewing, that while convenient to viewers, doesn’t count toward ratings. Still, for FOX Television, ratings are a huge priority. The Exorcist and Scream Queens are unlikely to gain another season according to TV Line, due to a plummet in their number of viewers this season.

X-Files with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny could be just the shot in the arm that FOX Television needs to stay competitive.

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