The X-Files will continue as a limited series into Season 11 and beyond, renewal permitting.
David Duchovny has reiterated his willingness to return for an 11th season of the FOX mystery drama, which hinges on ratings and scheduling, but notes that it will be another limited-order of 12 episodes or less, per THR:
“My sense is [the Season 10 episodes are] really good, but I haven’t seen [them all]. [And] Chris says [Season 11] depends on David and Gillian. David says it depends on Chris and Gillian. Gillian says it depends on Chris and David. That’s where we’re at. We’ll all try to figure out our schedules and our needs. We’re not young actors without any responsibilities anymore. We have lives. We’re far-flung. We’re as far apart from each other as we can [be] — not for that reason. So it’s tough. It was tough to just get these six down. I hope we can.”
Which means if the band does manage to get back together, the episode count might be on the lower end again.
“Thirteen [episodes] is a little much,” Duchovny admits. “It would have to be the kind of thing where Chris would come to me and say, ‘I have this great vision for 12 or ten or eight or six.’ It’s not the number, it’s whether or not the number services the story.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of The X-Files Season 11…