X-Files Revived For Eleventh Season
The New York Times has reported that Fox has decided to resurrect the X-Files for an eleventh season. Following in the footsteps of last year, this will also be a mini-season, although Fox is upping the ante (and the nerd joy) by requesting ten episodes instead of last years six.
I’m going to assume everyone’s watched last season, since it was a over a year ago, and recap the last episode. A virus began to break out among the populace. Seemingly incurable, Scully (Gillian Anderson) and the doctors at the hospital struggle to find what is causing the outbreak. They soon realize that while everyone around her is getting sick, Scully remains healthy. Tad O’Malley (Joel McHale), the online conspiracy reporter, tells them that the government has caused alien DNA to be injected into every American, destroying their immune systems, and making them vulnerable to the Spartan Virus. Because Scully has alien DNA, due to the experimentation done on her, she is immune. They begin to make a vaccine from the alien genome spliced into her DNA. She tries to it get to Mulder (David Duchovny), who had been visiting the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis), but by the time she reaches him, he’s far too sick. His only chance is a stem cell transplant from their son William. Suddenly a burst of light shines down from above and a triangle-shaped UFO descends toward them. Blackout.
Duchovney and Anderson are already itching to get back into the swing of things, according to their Twitter feeds, and series creator Chris Carter will be returning as executive producer, and hopefully, occasional writer and director. Although no other cast members have been announced as of yet, it seems pretty obvious that McHale and Davis would need to be a part of the action. We could probably also expect to see Mulder’s and Scully’s doppelgängers, Agents Miller (Robbie Amell) and Einstein (Lauren Ambrose). And hopefully, we’ll also see Mitch Pileggi as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner.
Last year the event miniseries brought in sixteen million viewers. This season will begin production in the summer for what should be a highly anticipated return to our screens for the 2017-2018 season.