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Fox bosses keen to bring back The X-Files

Published 09/08/2016

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are in talks for an 11th season of the cult show.

The truth may still be out there for fans of The X-Files amid reports the cult sci-fi show is heading back to TV for another season.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson's show returned for a six-episode revival at the beginning of 2016, and it appears TV bosses were so impressed, they're keen to bring agents Mulder and Scully back for another run.

Fox Entertainment executives made it clear they're working on a new season at the Television Critics Association press day on Monday (08Aug16), with studio president David Madden telling the media, "We would obviously love to do another season."

"There are significant talks going on with all three of the principals," he added. "Schedules are hard, but we're working hard to get this done and we would love to get another season out."

Season 10 of The X-Files hit TV screens 14 years after the sci-fi drama ended, and critics were mixed on Scully and Mulder's latest spooky adventures.

Dana Walden, the chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, said, "The show was off the air for a very long time and was introduced to a variety of new viewers through a variety of platforms. Notwithstanding that, there was still a lot of time to cover in the six episodes, so they had the challenge of filling in the mythology and explaining where the characters were and how they got to where they are at the start of the six episodes.

"I think going forward there won't be the same obligation to reset the series, but I would tell you that on the social platforms, the chatter is overwhelmingly positive and the fans want more episodes. I did read some negative reviews and I also saw some glowing reviews. Like with most shows, I thought it was very mixed."

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