Chris Carter has addressed The X-Files Season 11 renewal timeline in an interview with THR, confirming that while FOX have given the verbal go-ahead for more episodes, it could be a while until it officially comes together:
[FOX TV chief Dana Walden told me] “No pressure. We’d love to do this. We liked the way it worked out.” So there’s an appetite for more in the future; it’s just a matter of figuring out how to get it done. The last negotiations took about five months, so it could be a while before we figure out how to do this.
Right now I’ve got another project that I want to do first. So, for me, it’s just a matter of trying to do [The X-Files] when it makes sense and not try to shoehorn something or hit a schedule. This was hard enough doing what it did. We had a very hard beginning and end date. To meet those dates, it was difficult. We were running for our lives to get them done. You’d prefer not to work like that.
Carter also said that there are no current plans for the mooted X-Files spinoff:
No, we haven’t [talked about a spinoff]. I really love [Lauren Ambrose and Robbie Amell]. They’re terrific actors and excellent to work with. It would be nice to include them. But at the same time, we didn’t make series deals with them. I can’t imagine they’re not going to be scooped up and be somewhat unavailable to us. It will just be practical about how we’re able to work with them in the future.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of The X-Files Season 11…