Yesterday, Fox TV made the somewhat expected announcement that The X-Files, which returned to TV last year after a hiatus that began in 2002, has been renewed for Season 11. It’s surprising because the 10th season of the much-lauded and influential franchise was almost universally derided by critics and fan. As a bona fide X-Phile myself, I found the show’s return overly dramatic, clinical, joyless, and (worst of all) boring.
Fox has ordered an eleventh season of the sci-fi hit The X-Files, promising 10 new episodes to air during the 2017-2018 season. And to put your mind at ease, yes, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both returning to reprise their roles as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully, and creator Chris Carter will return as well.
The headline of the article cited above is telling: The X-Files Is Coming Back, but Do We Want It to?
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Despite this skepticism, execs at Fox must believe there’s fuel left in the tank. An optimist could hope that Season 11 will give fans everything they felt was sorely missing in 2016: Heart. Of course, after sticking with the show for 20+ years, some answers to some of the franchise’s most enduring mysteries would be nice too. And please bring The Lone Gunmen back to life for real this time!
Now how about giving Horror Freaks what we really want: The Exorcist Season 2!
What’s your opinion on Fox’s decision to renew The X-Files for an 11th season? Are you excited or do you think the franchise has run its course? Let’s discuss in the Comments section! And check out a trailer for The X-Files Season 10 below, along with a poster for Season 11 which came with yesterday’s announcement.