The makers of The X-Files series used New York Comic Con as there platform to debut the trailer for the upcoming eleventh season, but it’s not all good news for fans of the show. In a roundtable interview after the Panel, Gillian Anderson confirmed she will not be returning as Dana Scully after the next season.
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The actress, who has been a part of series since it first launched back 1993 finally thinks it’s time to close the door on that chapter of career, when asked if she would be back to continue she stated: “No, no, I think this will be it for me.” Asked why she returned for the new season she says: “it felt like it wasn’t over. It didn’t feel like we necessarily deliver everything the fans were expecting of us last time, and so it was that.”
During NYCC, the panel divulged information on what to expect from the upcoming season which is currently in production of its ten episodes. William, Mulder and Scully’s son, is reportedly playing a huge role in the mythology episodes this time around. Those episodes will serve as the season premiere and finale, with the remaining eight in between serving as standalones.
Former Lone Gunmen member Langley will be making an appearance on the show this season, as is an investigation of some of the backstory on the Cigarette Smoking Man. Also, the eighth episode of the season will reportedly be as dark and ‘messed up’ as the legendary fourth season episode “Home” which has been written by the same writers James Wong and Glen Morgan.
The X-Files will return in 2018.
Watch the trailer for the new season below