Fox has released a brand new preview for The X-Files Season 11, slated to debut Wednesday, January 3 at 8 PM ET, which addresses the controversial Season 10 cliffhanger. Both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson appear in this video, with Duchovny stating that the final moments of the Season 10 finale, "looked like the end of the world," while Anderson added that, "Scully was on the bridge, looking up towards what may have been a UFO." While we'll have to wait until January 3 to see what happens next, the stars offer some tantalizing tidbits about this new season, including the "pandemic" that was spreading.

X-Files creator Chris Carter reveals in this preview that the Season 10 finale was, "unlike anything we had ever done before," adding that fans aren't used to Scully looking up at UFOs or Mulder "at death's door." He added that those were the big questions that needed to be answered in this season, teasing that they have a "big dramatic solution." The last half of this one-minute video features some interesting shots from the new season, which ends with The Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) in a car with Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), asking him to "betray the whole human race," before asking if Walter minds if he smokes. There is also an interesting scene where Mulder is asking to have his son kept out of this whole ordeal.

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The all-new, 10-episode second installment of The X-Files event series once again will be executive-produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Asst. Director Walter Skinner. Additionally, the all-new episodes will feature guest-star appearances by Annabeth Gish, Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose, Karin Konoval, Barbara Hershey, Haley Joel Osment. While a new season hasn't been confirmed at this time, it's possible that this season could be its last.

During a new interview last month, Gillian Anderson revealed she's done with X-Files after this season. When asked why she came back for this season, but doesn't believe she'll be back, the actress said that it didn't feel like they wrapped up the story in a proper way, but it seems this season could be a definitive end to the iconic series. Still, given how popular the show was last year, it wouldn't be surprising if Fox somehow tried to coerce Gillian Anderson to return, along with David Duchovny, Mitch Pillegi and series creator Chris Carter.

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, known as X-Files, for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. Take a look at this new preview for The X-Files Season 11 below, courtesy of Fox YouTube.