X-Files Star Gillian Anderson Confirms Season 11 Will Be Her Last

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Gillian Anderson suggested in October that the upcoming 11th season of The X-Files will mark the end of her time as Dana Scully. Now, just ahead of the season premiere, she's confirmed this will indeed be her farewell to the role.

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"I've said from the beginning this is it for me," Anderson told TV Guide. "I was a bit surprised by people's [shocked] reaction to my announcement, because my understanding was that this was a single season."

Fox hasn't ordered X-Files past Season 11. However, creator Chris Carter has commented on the potential future of the series, saying, "There are a lot more X-Files stories to tell. Whether we get to tell them is a question mark. The truth is out there."

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The X-Files debuted in 1993 on Fox, and continued for nine seasons before ending its original run in 2002. The series spawned two feature films and a short-lived television spinoff, The Lone Gunmen, as well as related comics, novels and tabletop and video games.

The 10-episode season of The X-Files will reunite creator Carter with stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi, plus William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Ambrose and Robbie Amell. Season 11 premieres Jan. 3 on Fox.

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