When the news first came down the pipeline that FOX was revisiting it’s popular series The X Files, feelings were mixed. Did we (the fans) really need a revisit of the 9 season series, and the two films? Of course, the network went with “yes”, hedging all it’s bets on the returning core cast and crew to bring back the viewership masses.
Despite a poorly received first episode of X Files: The Return (which fans have called season 10 even though the show did continue officially and canonically in comic form for ‘season 10’), the other four episodes were semi-ok entries into the heavy mythology and lore of the series. Of course, series creator Chris Carter‘s episodes were the weakest of The Return, but former X Files writer Darin Morgan is returning for season 11!
Darin is responsible for some fan favorite episodes such as “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” (where we find out Scully is immortal, kind of), “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space”, “Humbug”, and season 10’s no slouch episode “Mulder and Scully Meet The Were-Monster” (which he also directed). Darin is the brother-in-law of another X Files writer, Glen Morgan, who is also on board for some scripts in the 10 episode season 11.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are also both returning to their roles as Special Agent Dana Scully and Special Agent Fox Mulder.
The X-Files returns sometime during the 2017-2018 season on Fox!