In an interview with Digital Spy, The X-Files creator Chris Carter discussed how the loss of Gillian Anderson (Scully) needn’t mean the end of the long-running sci-fi series. For those out of the know, at last year’s New York Comic-Con Anderson confirmed that the 11th season of The X-Files would be her last and that she was quite happy to finally “shut the door” on the role that made her a household name.
In the interview, Carter quipped that “The X-Files has more life in it, there are more stories to tell, with Gillian or without” and added that “I’ve never actually considered doing this show without her”. That in itself is an odd sentiment. Given that both Anderson and fellow series lead David Duchovny scaled back their involvement in the show during the disastrous Season 9, the notion that one of them might leave permanently must have crossed his mind somewhere down the line! Either way, it’s an interesting interview and well worth reading in its entirety.
The U.S is five episodes into Season 11 of The X-Files and the U.K had its premiere earlier this week.
The all-new, 10-episode second installment of THE X-FILES is 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 and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Along with Carter, series veteran Glen Morgan serves as an executive producer.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, THE X-FILES is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.