FOX has announced that “The X-Files” is set to return to the network later this year with a new eleventh season consisting of ten episodes.
That expands upon the six-episode tenth season which premiered last year and served as a revival of the iconic supernatural series. That return drew an average multi-platform audience of nearly sixteen million viewers and was last season’s No. 2 broadcast drama.
Once again the show will be executive produced by creator Chris Carter with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The event series will air during the 2017-2018 season with production set to begin this summer.
David Madden, President, Fox Broadcasting Company says in a statement: “Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why ‘The X-Files’ has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of ‘The X-Files’.”