Fox has been cleaning house, canceling shows like The Exorcist and Lucifer, just to name a few. Today, another series got the ax.
We all wanted to “believe” that “The X-Files” would be back for good, enough for at least a little while, but that just isn’t the case. Fox is closing down “The X-Files”, at least for now, network CEO and co-chair Gary Newman revealed today during a conference call with reporters. The news comes only two months after the eleventh season’s finale, which star Gillian Anderson stated would be her last.
Following the finale, the series’ creator Chris Carter told TV Line, “I can’t imagine there wouldn’t be more X-Files, in some shape or form. I think there are lots more stories to tell and ways to tell them. I’m leaving this as a giant cliffhanger, and Gillian has announced that sh’s not coming back. Hard-core X-Files fans know there have been no real endings on the show.”
Back in January, Anderson explained her decision to say goodbye to Scully, saying “there are lots of things that I want to do in my life and career. It’s been an extraordinary opportunity. I’m extremely grateful. [But] I don’t want to be tied down for month and months…I like to be challenged as an actor. That’s why I got into this business. And it’s time for me to hang up Scully’s hat. This is it for me – I’m really serious.”
While fans (including us) are really going to miss Scully and Mulder, we look forward to seeing what the future holds for the cast of one of the best shows ever made.