The X-Files returning for 11th season with original stars and creator
Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:11 AM
Addicts of The X-Files, we have great news for you: The spooky show will be returning for an 11th season.
Fox will be giving us ten episodes for the 2017-2018 season. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be returning to their roles as Dana Scully and Fox Mulder; showrunner Chris Carter will continue showrunning.
“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," said Fox Broadcasting Company president, David Madden (via Deadline). "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.”
This is exciting news for those of us who want the Truth, which is still out there. As season 10 ended, Earth was experiencing a pandemic, Mulder was in his death throes, and it looked as if an alien ship was about to beam Scully aboard. Frankly, it's one of the most disappointing finales I've ever seen. We finally have tangible proof of alien existence, and then… nothing. No hope, no answers, no clarity. It made me feel as if Carter was trolling his audience.
Not that this is going to stop me from watching season 11. Addiction is funny that way.
I found the other episodes to be much more successful, rife with quirkiness and off-putting, frequently murderous events. I especially loved the Darin Morgan-penned "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster," which was filled to the brim with the grimdark humor I fell in love with during the show's original run.
So will we finally get some resolution on Scully and Mulder's fate, on where William is, and on whether or not the aliens are coming for our tasty human flesh? Carter? Please?
Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:09 AM
Later episodes were better; though the finale of S10 was a bit of a drag. The standalone monster episodes of 10 were among the best of the entire series' run IMO.
That said? I'm much happier with 'mini-seasons' instead of a full 20 episodes.
XF is like having a nice coffee with a friend you don't see much anymore; a brief coffee date every now and then is fine, but hang out too often and you start to remember why you don't hang out so much together anymore...