The next installment of The X-Files is on the horizon (thank god). The series’ long-time stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be back for what will be the eleventh season.
Several other co-stars will be returning. Annabeth Gish has now announced that she will return as Monica Reyes from the 2016 revival. She won’t be back alone. Mitch Pileggi will be reprising his role as FBI assistant director Walter Skinner. We expect more names to be announced soon.
At the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour this week, Fox Entertainment president David Madden revealed the first details of the new season.
When we start the [new] season, it will pick up right where the season finale from the last season left off,” Madden stated. “So it’s that big – if you remember the ending, with the helicopters [circling]. It takes you right from there. We will then get launched into a very urgent adventure that will have a lot to do with William, Mulder and Scully’s kid. The search for William will thread through the show.”
Madden also said:
You will see the Cigarette Smoking Man, you may even see, maybe, tips of the Lone Gunmen somewhere in there,” he continued. “There will be other characters from the previous mythology that will be reprised. Eight of the [ten] episodes will be standalone stories, more classic X-Files, Mulder and Scully and other characters plunging into [mysteries].” Tracking Board quoted as him saying.
Chris Carter and former producers Glen Morgan, James Wong, and Darin Morgan will be in the writers room alongside newcomers Gabe Rotter (a writer’s assistant from the ninth season), Benjamin Van Allen, who is another former assistant, and Brad Follmer.
Filming is set to begin for the new 10-episode season later this summer with a 2018 premiere planned.