The ‘X-Files’ revival that lasted only six episodes earlier this year will apparently spawn an even longer season 11 at FOX…
Mulder and Scully aren’t done just yet.
Following ‘The X-Files’ revival earlier this season that reunited David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and the entire crew from the original sci-fi series, FOX is currently working on another season of the show with even more episodes than before.
According to FOX chairman and CEO of the television group Dana Walden, the network has already talked about bringing back ‘The X-Files’ for season 11 with an extended run of episodes in the works.
“We would have liked to have done more [episodes] in the first place,” Walden said. “It was really the limitations of David and Gillian and Chris (Carter’s) schedules.
“Gillian lives in the UK, David lives in New York and California, and we do the show in Vancouver. Chris lives up north. So it was just trying to coordinate a time where they all carve out a period to be in Vancouver.”
With a little more time to plan ‘The X-Files’ season 11, it would allow FOX to coordinate a longer time for shooting and production in Vancouver with Duchovny, Anderson and Carter all being available during that window.
“We’re in conversations that intentionally we could do more,” Walden said. “I don’t imagine it being a full season of The X-Files, but I would be really happy if we were able to get eight to 10 episodes.”
‘The X-Files’ revival returned with some mixed reviews, but the show garnered very solid ratings for FOX after debuting during Super Bowl weekend earlier this year.