The X-Files Season 10 (aka The Return) was deemed underwhelming by fans and critics alike (the Were-monster episode being the only exception), but damn, that finale was intense! The world looks like it’s on the precipice of Armageddon with Scully (Gillian Anderson) seemingly paralyzed beneath the lights of a UFO and Mulder (David Duchovny) suffering from a pathogen that could spark a pandemic.
Related Article: “The X-Files” Creator Addresses Reasons Why Season 10 Sucked
Anderson & Duchovny join series creator Chris Carter in the video below to discuss Season 10’s cliffhanger with hints of a “dramatic solution” in Season 11’s premiere. It also includes some previously unreleased footage for next season, returning to Fox on January 3rd (including a shot of Mulder & Scully in bed—blink and you’ll miss it!). Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: Creator Chris Carter and stars Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny break down last season’s cliffhanger and tease the new season of THE X-FILES.
Here’s what we know about The X-Files Season 11 so far:
After getting the professional side of their relationship back on track in season 10, Mulder and Scully will be drawn even closer together this year. Carter says fans rooting for the formerly estranged duo to fully patch things up “have something to look forward to.” But the partners are in for an intense journey; the pain of Scully’s decision to give up William (the son she shares with Mulder) for adoption 15 years ago still hangs over both agents. “William has been an absent center,” Carter says. “He will come to the fore.”
With more monster-of-the-week episodes this season (eight, in all), fans can expect season 11 to be united in theme but varied in tone. After episode one delves into the Cigarette Smoking Man’s (William B. Davis) backstory and apparent family ties to Mulder, the second hour opens with a time jump to put distance between Mulder and Scully and the events of the premiere. And episode three is a darkly comedic hour, penned by Carter, focusing on doubles and doppelgängers. But beyond the humor, the larger mythology of The X-Files — like the fallout from Scully’s abduction and the chip that was implanted in her neck — continues to shape Mulder and Scully’s world.
The X-Files Season 11 kicks off on January 3rd on FOX.
Related Article: Gillian Anderson Quits “The X-Files” Before Season 11 Even Airs