Just over a year after the broadcast of the event series revival, The X-Files are set to return again for another batch of new episodes. Fox Broadcasting Company President David Madden made the announcement.
“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.”
Last year's six-episode event series was a return to what the X-Files does best, weird, funny, and just a tad unnerving. While it might not have lived up to the expectations of some fans, the revival series was a vast improvement on the last two seasons of the original run. Season eleven is set to start production this summer, and this time we'll get to spend more time with Mulder and Scully as Fox has ordered ten episodes.
The new series might be ready to start broadcasting late this year, but you won't have to wait that long to get your next X-Files fix. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny recently confirmed that they are reprising their roles in an X-Files audiobook entitled Cold Cases. Set after the events of the second movie, I Want to Believe, the audiobook also features Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) and William B. Davis (Cigarette-Smoking Man). X-Files: Cold Cases is released via Audible on July 18.