The cast and producers of The X-Files descended upon New York Comic Con today to reveal the first trailer for Season 11. It was revealed last month that The X-Files Season 11 premiere will return in early 2018, mirroring the January 2016 premiere for the long-awaited 10th Season. The trailer features new glimpses of Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), The Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) and one of the Lone Gunmen Richard Langly (Dean Haglund). The trailer also features what appears to be the theme for this season, "Hell on Earth."
The trailer features what many believe to be a reference to William, the son of Mulder and Scully, with Scully whispering to Mulder, "You have to find him and you have to stop him before he releases hell on Earth." David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) and series creator Chris Carter were on hand during the NYCC panel today, with Carter teasing that the Season 11 premiere will delve deeper into the backstory of The Cigarette Smoking Man, while teasing that this season will end on yet another cliffhanger, much like the Season 10 finale.
The all-new 10-episode installment once again will be executive-produced by X-Files creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The event series will air during the 2017-2018 season. In 2016, The X-File drew an average Multi-Platform audience of nearly 16 million viewers and was last season's No. 2 broadcast drama. It also was the season's most talked-about event series on Twitter.
The X-Files originally premiered in September 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 Scully and Mulder, as they investigate unexplained cases, X-Files, for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, The X-Files is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.
It was also confirmed in August that FBI agents Miller and Einstein, played by Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose, will be returning for Season 11, while Barbara Hershey will come aboard for an unspecified recurring role. Other guest stars from Season 10 include Joel McHale as Tad O'Malley, Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes, Annet Mahendru as Sveta, Rhys Darby as Guy Mann, Kumail Nanjiani as Pasha, but there has been no indication as to whether or not they will return. While we wait for more details on this highly-anticipated season, take a look at the new trailer below, courtesy of The X-Files YouTube channel.