A final farewell is still far for the 90s hit sci-fi television drama as Fox is still hoping that the series will air more episodes in its upcoming The X-Files season 11.
Fox had revived The X-Files in 2015. Original cast members David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have reprised their roles as FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively. Series creator Chris Carter also came back for a six-episode revival which debuted in January 2016. It was a success for Fox in terms of ratings. Now, fans are asking for more.
Fox president of entertainment David Madden was asked during the recent 2017 TCA Winter Press Tour whether The X-Files is coming back for more episodes this time around, TVLine reported. “We hope so. A lot of conversations going on, these conversations are complex but we hope to be able to announce something about that shortly,” he said.
“It won’t be 22, but we are hoping for more than six. That’s our goal. I think the ideal is to get it ready for ’18. Whether or not it would be January…” Madden added.
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Apparently, it is because of Duchovny and Anderson’s busy schedule. Madden admitted that the stars’ schedule is the only obstacle for now but assured that they are doing something to get this done.
Carter earlier told E! News that Fox would love to do more The X-Files season 11 episodes if the production could figure out how to get around Duchovny and Anderson’s schedule.
Duchovny currently stars in FX comedy series Better Things. The network had announced that it renewed the series for a second season.
Anderson, on the other hand, has a full plate this year. She will narrate the upcoming Amazon Prime anime series, Ronia the Robber’s Daughter. She will portray Media in the TV series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods, which will premiere in April 2017. The actress will also join the upcoming drama Andorra, alongside Joanna Lumley, Guy Pearce, and Toni Collette.
Moreover, Anderson will also appear alongside Glenn Close and Christina Hendricks in Crooked House. The 2017 film is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel of the same title. The actress is also set to release in March her self-help guide book for women, titled WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, with co-author journalist-activist Jennifer Nadel.
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