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Gillian Anderson wants no more X-Files and it looks like the show may be ending this Season

January 3rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

There has been one constant in The X-Files: Dana Scully. But that may be about to change.

Gillian Anderson has played the reluctant believer FBI Agent since the show began in 1994 and is arguably the focus of the series even moreso than her partner in crime, Agent Mulder (David Duchovny). And now we’re facing the possibility of her calling it a day after the current Season 11 of the show.

“I’ve said from the beginning this is it for me,” the actress said, “I was a bit surprised by people’s [shocked] reaction to my announcement… because my understanding was that this was a single season.”

Of course the show had been on a hiatus for several years before making a long awaited return last year but now the actress is making it clear that she really doesn’t plan on hanging around for another season.

However, it now seems that perhaps her character – and the show itself – will have a natural conclusion this season that will leave no doubt that The X-Files are finally closed for good.

Series creator Chris Carter had this to say: “For me, the show has always been Mulder & Scully, so the idea of doing the show without her isn’t something I’ve ever had to consider. Was her character given a proper goodbye? I think you will want to sit down and watch the series finale very carefully.”

Hmmmmmm… cryptic. But to us it certainly seems like Carter et al have found a way to draw a line under the show.

What do you think? Is it time The X-Files died? Let us know…


The X-Files features the return of David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, and Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner. The series originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully and Mulder, as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, The X-Files is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.

The X-Files Season 11 is set to premiere Wednesday, January 3 on FOX.


Source: TVInsider & Reddit

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….