Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files television series, has no interest in seeing the show continue without Gillian Anderson’s involvement.
In a new interview with Collider, Carter was asked about Anderson’s recent comment that Season 11 would be her last. In response to the idea of continuing the show without her, Carter simply answered, “I wouldn’t.” He went on to say that “For me, The X-Files is Mulder and Scully. I think if it were without Scully, I wouldn’t do it. That’s not my X-Files.”
Originally running from 1993-2002, the show starred Jillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder. The series went on to spawn two short-lived spin-off series and two full-length movies. Fox revived the show in 2016 with Season 10, and renewed it for another season following a positive response from fans.
Fans of The X-Files will remember that Duchovny previously left the show after Season 7, though he did make intermittent appearances. While her role on the show was diminished in the last season, The X-Files has never been without Scully.
Fox has yet to make a decision on a Season 12, but if this is truly the end of the show, it’s been quite a run.