During last night's coverage of the World Series on Fox, the network released a new 20-second trailer for The X-Files, which features a few interesting revelations. For one, the footage shows that Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) are reaching out to Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) for help, even though they still don't fully trust him. The trailer also features a new glimpse at an alien creature, likely the first of many that will be revealed in this new season.
The X-Files Season 11 has been confirmed to be 10 episodes long, four more than the six-episode event series that brought the iconic series back to the Fox airwaves for the first time in 14 years, since the show went off the air in 2002. There had been talk of a renewal for quite some time, but it was finally confirmed in April that the 10-episode season is happening, with both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning to reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, along with Mitch Pileggi's Walter Skinner. It's possible, though, that this could be the show's last.
Earlier this month, Gillian Anderson was asked during a New York Comic Con interview if she would be opening to returning as Dana Scully for Season 12 and beyond, with the actress responding by stating, "I think this will be it for me." The actress added that she returned for this season because, "it felt like it wasn't over," adding that, "it didn't feel like we necessarily deliver everything the fans were expecting of us last time, and so it was that." It's possible that this season may in fact have a more definitive ending to give fans some closure and end the series on a high note.
It has also been confirmed that Miller and Einstein, the two new FBI agents played by Robbie Amell and Lauren Graham in the 2016 event series, will be back to reprise their roles. The event series also features guest stars such as Joel McHale (Community), Annabeth Gish (The Bridge), Annet Mahendru (The Americans), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and William B. Davis as "Cigarette Smoking Man." There has been no confirmation as to whether these characters will be back or not
The X-Files originally premiered on September, 10 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson), as they investigate unexplained cases, X-Files, for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. An all-new second chapter of The X-Files event series is currently in production for a premiere in 2018. X-Files series creator Chris Carter returns as executive producer, writer and director, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their iconic roles. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, The X-Files is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter. Series veteran Glen Morgan also serves as an executive producer. Take a look at the new trailer, courtesy of Fox YouTube.