The X-Files has indeed been cancelled after 11 seasons.
The news comes in the wake of Gillian Anderson reconfirming that Season 11 will be her last.
Speaking in a Reddit AMA, show creator Chris Carter admitted he has no intention of continuing The X-Files without Anderson, and described the Season 11 finale as the “series finale”:
“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.”
Carter attempted to clarify his ‘series finale’ comments:
“When I say series finale, I mean the Episode 11 series. The four struggle episodes were all pieces of a whole and Episode 10 completes the whole.”
The cancellation reaper suggests there’s no smoke without fire, with insiders also confirming that The X-Files — with Anderson’s departure — will end without Season 12.
Could the series reboot/spinoff without Scully? Insiders again state that the show is dead without Anderson’s Scully.
The 11th and final season of The X-Files premieres Jan. 3, 2018 on FOX.