The X-Files was one of the quintessential 90s pop culture staples that defined an era in television and storytelling. It proved it still had some life in it when Fox brought the series back for a six-episode “event miniseries” that aired from January 24th to February 22 last year, fourteen years after Season 9 (effectively making it Season 10) and seven years after the second theatrical film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe. The miniseries brought back David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund and Sheila Larken from the original run, along with newcomers Joel McHale, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Aliza Vellani, Annet Mahendru and Rhys Darby.
While the reception was mixed, the revival was successful enough for the network to bring it back for an 11th season, this time with ten episodes, according to a report from THR.
Fox Broadcasting Company president David Madden released a statement regarding the series’ return, saying:
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators — these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
No other information can be confirmed as of now, but the new season is expected to film later this Summer/early Fall and run during the 2017-2018 television season.