The truth is out there for at least 10 more episodes. The X-Files Season 11 will arrive some time later this year, or in early 2018, Fox confirmed. The fact that they’re offering fans a larger episode count than we got with Season 10, which only had six episodes, is a good sign.
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators — these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide,” David Madden, president, Fox Broadcasting Company, said in a statement. “Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
Even before The X-Files returned in 2016 to strong ratings, the narrative over at Fox seemed to be that Carter, Anderson, and David Duchovny had a greenlight for more episodes or another “event series” if they wanted it.
The issue, of course, is finding time to fit eight episodes into Anderson and Duchovny busy work and travel schedules.
“We would have liked to have done more [episodes] in the first place,” Fox TV CEO Dana Walden told TV Line last August. “It was really the limitations of David and Gillian and Chris’ schedules. Gillian lives in the UK, David lives in New York and California, and we do the show in Vancouver. Chris lives up north. So it was just trying to coordinate a time where they all carve out a period to be in Vancouver.”