The truth might still be out there. Following a revival season of “The X-Files” in early 2016 that saw Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny return to their iconic roles, it looks like Fox is still interested in uncovering new episodes of the fan favorite series. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s coverage of Fox’s winter Television Critics Association presentation, Fox entertainment president David Madden said that more “X-Files” is definitely the network’s goal.
While information remains scarce, Madden said that the network wants to have more “X-Files” ready to go in 2018 — ideally more than a six episode order, too. Madden did caution that a deal has not been made yet, so this is more Fox’s dream scenario than a done deal.
This backs up previous reports that emerged during Fox’s fall TCA presentation last August. At that time, Fox said they were having “significant talks” with Anderson, Duchovny and series creator Chris Carter. Duchovny even hinted towards the return in his birthday wishes to Anderson.
The six-episode season 10 debuted on January 24, 2016 to an audience of over 16 million viewers. The season concluded in February with a final episode that left the door wide open for further “X-Files” installments.