For those of you who saw the full Fox schedule this week for the upcoming 2016-17 season, you’ll notice that there is one major omission for fans of “The X-Files“: A new season. Is this disappointing? Sure, but it’s hardly a surprise. It was clear from the moment the six-part tenth season ended that it would be a while before we had more of the show.
Speaking on a Fox conference call with reporters this morning (per TVLine), co-programming head Dana Walden made it clear that there is still a thirst for the show, but at the same time there are some scheduling issues that need to be worked through with stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny alongside much of the creative team:
“I believe everyone is on board to do another installment of the show … Hopefully, this time next year we will have more news.”
We feel confident that this will happen, mostly because the two actors seem interested in doing more and the revival generated great ratings for Fox. We’ve said this a few times now, but it bears repeating that we see this show now as something similar to “Sherlock,” where the cast can come back every couple of years and tell some more stories. It’s not a huge burden on their schedule, fans get what they want, and nobody gets tired of the show because they’re making too many of them at one time. Burnout seems to have gotten to the original show many years ago.
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