Following the controversial premiere episode of season 11, Gillian Anderson confirms this is the last season of X-Files for Scully. Its 11th season premiered last week (January 3) in the U.S. and will air in the United Kingdom later this year on Channel 5.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in a scene from the show X-Files.
"When we first started The X-Files, there was no such thing as a traditional writers room that we understand as it exists now, and I think in this particular 10 episodes we tried to include things we've done recently in new shows", Wong said. "It just is", Anderson revealed at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.
Anderson also mentioned that she won't be starring in any more American Gods on Starz. It's been an extraordinary character, but there's lots of things to do and I don't want to be tied down doing one thing. "But I'm serious. I'm finished".
Gillian Anderson has officially shut the door on returning to the long running sci-fi series after the 10 episodes season wraps up on FOX later this year.
Show creator Chris Carter has been hesitant to commit to anything past season 11 and with Anderson now leaving the role, it's tough to imagine "The X-Files" without her.
At the same time, when she agreed to return to "The X-Files", Anderson said "it never occurred to me that it was now a new series". Her co-star, David "Fox Mulder" Duchovny, posted a sweet message on Twitter. With this section of the monster-of-the-week Federal Bureau of Investigation show in its second season (eleventh overall), one of its stars is done for good - and has opened up as to why. "And they all went and did the show without me, so how do you like that?" joked Duchovny.
"The X-Files" originally ran from 1993 to 2002.
The British-American actress has played Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Dana Scully opposite David Duchovny as Fox Mulder since the show started in 1993, and reprised her role in 2016 when it returned 14 years after ending for a new six-part 10th series. "I'm feeling pretty pissed off now that I remember!" Add to that, FOX is still undergoing an upheaval after the majority of the company was sold to Disney with that deal still facing approval over the next 12 to 18 months.