The X-Files has come to yet another end, but don’t let Gillian Anderson’s departure fool you – Chris Carter fully intends to continue Scully’s story. The showrunner reveals what’s next for the franchise – even continuing at Disney if necessary – and which characters survived “My Struggle IV.”
The first X-Files revival had fans questioning the series’ role in modern times, to say nothing of the poorly-received return this past week. Star Gillian Anderson also suggested that Season 11 might be her last, and now both FOX and creator Chris Carter seem to be jumping ship without Scully at the helm.
The X-Files have officially re-opened and the story remains as crazy as ever. Now that Wednesday’s Season 11 premiere thoroughly reversed the 2016 finale and dropped one whopper of a twist about Scully and the Smoking Man, Chris Carter tells angry fans that they’d always intended as much.
It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming Mulder and Scully back from a fourteen-year X-Files absence, and goodbyes may already be in order. Star Gillian Anderson doubles down on previous suggestions that Season 11 would mark the last for Dana Scully, so soak it in while you can.
We were surprised enough FOX managed to resurrect The X-Files once (let alone twice), but one had to wonder when David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson might call it quits. That day may finally have come, as Anderson says Season 11 is the last we’ll see of Dana Scully.