The truth is still out there, so Fox have announced a new 10-episode season of The X-Files.
This follows the show’s revival last year as a six-part ‘event’ series, which was a ratings winner despite mixed response from longtime fans. It also left a few loose ends in the final episode, My Struggle II.
Creator Chris Carter is back onboard as executive producer with, of course, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning as the beloved Mulder and Scully.
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows,” said David Madden, president of Fox. “And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’s 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.”
The new series – technically Season 11 – will commence production during the US summer and is expected to air end of 2017–2018.