Back in October, Gillian Anderson told a panel at New Your Comic-Con that the current Season of The X-Files will be her last. Most fans and media outlets seem to have missed the news because reports that Anderson is bowing out have been igniting the internet like a hot topic. Here’s what we reported last Fall:
Gillian Anderson is not happy with the television series that made her a household name. During a weekend panel at New York Comic-Con, Anderson didn’t mince words when asked about her future with the show beyond Season 11, set to begin sometime this Winter: “This will be it for me.” This comes after the actress was vocal about the lack of female writers and equal pay on the production launched by Chris Carter in 1993.
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Perhaps the reality of Anderson’s departure is making news now since Carter is finally acknowledging the eventuality. This as the premiere of Season 11 left fans up in arms.
Gillian Anderson [recently said] that she has no desire to make additional seasons of the sci-fi franchise, and a subsequent statement by creator Chris Carter saying that he has no desire to make new seasons without her. “It seems like if those are the circumstances, there won’t be any more ‘X Files,’” she said.
The writing’s on the wall folks: Barring a huge change of heart on Anderson’s part, The X-Files will officially come to a close at the end of Season 11. That’s 9 more episodes to go. Let’s hope the truth gets out before the investigation ends forever.
Official Synopsis: The all-new 10-episode installment once again will be executive-produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The event series will air during the 2017-2018 season.
In 2016, THE X-FILES drew an average Multi-Platform audience of nearly 16 million viewers and was last season’s No. 2 broadcast drama. It also was the season’s most talked-about event series on Twitter.
THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully and Mulder, as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, THE X-FILES is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.