The creator of The X-Files has revealed that he will not be returning for a new season of the show without Gillian Anderson.
The X-Files returned for its eleventh season this week, after having first debuted 25 years ago. We do not know what the future will hold for the sci-fi series, however, as one of its stars, Gillian Anderson, has said that this season will be her last.
The future beyond season 11 is now even more in doubt as the show’s creator, Chris Carter, has that he would not want to be invovled with The X-Files without Anderson.
Speaking to Collider regarding Anderson’s character Dana Scully, Carter said: “For me, The X-Files is Mulder and Scully. I think if it were without Scully, I wouldn’t do it. That’s not my X-Files.”
“I’m always thinking that this could be it. I don’t know what the future holds. While I try to do my best, and we did well the last time out, this time out could be different,” Carter said. “For me, The X-Files can go on, indefinitely. It’s really how long Mulder and Scully, and David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson] want to do the show.”
The hit drama originally ran from 1993 to 2002 and was brought back to television for six episodes in 2016 before being renewed.
The new season of The X-Files sees the return of David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose, while new additions include Barbara Hershey and Brian Huskey.