The X-Files Revival, aka The X-Files Season 10, on FOX TV, was one of 2016’s biggest television disappointments—and I’m saying this as a card carrying “X-Phile” who loved the original and heralded the show’s return like the 2nd coming. We wanted more than a 6-episode rehash of the same old story, heavy on drama and light on aliens. The showrunners seemed to want us to feel satisfied being told that the answers to our most enduring questions will never be answered. I get it: It’s the journey, not the destination. But damn if it didn’t make for some subpar entertainment.
Well it seems like the folks at FOX haven’t closed the book on The X-Files just yet; EW is reporting that, while we won’t be seeing Mulder or Scully in 2017, there’s a definite possibility the show will return for an 11th Season in 2018.
At the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena, California on Wednesday, Fox president David Madden told reporters that while the deal-making is “complex” on the show due to the schedules of stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the network expects “to have an announcement shortly.”
Fox is looking to have more than the shortened, six-episode season that was ordered for last year’s revival … but also cautioned that its order won’t be as large as a traditional 22-episode broadcast series.
While the betrayal I felt over Season 10 will definitely temper my expectation for future installments, I’m sure I won’t be able to stay away. At least I have over a year to get used to the idea. Will it be a return to the horror/sci-fi roots that made us love the show all those years ago?
I want to believe.
What are your thoughts on another season of The X-Files? Were you as disappointed as I was about 2016’s Revival? Sound off in the Comments section!