We don’t think it’s any surprise that Fox wants more of “The X-Files,” given that the revival series early this year generated fantastic ratings and brought nostalgia-craving fans a whole lot of joy. The problem since then has only been one of logistics, given the cast’s busy schedules and also finding the room in the network lineup in order for it to happen.
Luckily, it now appears that we’re inching ever closer to said renewal. Per TVWise, Fox is close to renewing the series for a season 11, and there could be a formal announcement within the upcoming weeks. Creator Chris Carter, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are all apparently set to return, and with an episode order of around ten episodes. This makes some sense, given that Duchovny had said previously that he wanted another season to run longer than the six-episode revival did.
As for when this show could come on the air, this report claims it could be as early as next fall. Maybe that will happen, but we honestly wouldn’t mind waiting until January of 2018 to see Mulder and Scully back in action. We always have a tough time with Fox’s fall schedule, given that the World Series and Thanksgiving tend to make it a little bit wonky with various hiatuses. We prefer getting the episodes all consecutively, but we presume that beggars really cannot be choosers here. We’ll just be grateful that we are getting more of the show at all.
Ultimately, just look at it this way: Who in their right mind would’ve thought that we would be getting an opportunity in 2016 to discuss further getting new episodes of “The X-Files”? Years ago, this would have boggled our minds.