Gillian Anderson Confirms That 'X-Files' Season 11 Is Her Last


Gillian Anderson Confirms That 'X-Files' Season 11 Is Her Last


After hinting that she would exit the hit FOX sci-fi series in an October interview, the Agent Dana Scully depicter has now confirmed that the upcoming new season is her last.
Previously, Gillian Anderson suggested that she would exit "The X-Files" after season 11. Much to fans' disappointment, the Agent Dana Scully depicter has confirmed it in a new interview.

"I've said this is it for me," she told TV Insider. "I was a bit surprised by people's [shocked] reaction to my announcement…because my understanding was that this was a single season."

Back in October during New York Comic-Con, the actress said, "I think this will be it for me." As for why she decided to do this season, the actress said that was because season 10 finale "felt like it wasn't over." She explained, "It didn't feel like we necessarily deliver everything the fans were expecting of us last time, and so it was that."

During the interview, Anderson also opened up about how much she would miss her character on the series. "I don't know," she said. "You may need to talk to me in a few years about that once I finally shut the door. You know, there's always been this 'maybe one more' thing hanging over, but when the door is finally shut, call me up and ask me that question again."

While FOX hasn't ordered any new season for the series, creator Chris Carter previously said that "there are a lot more 'X-Files' stories to tell." He added, "Whether we get to tell them is a question. The truth is out there."

Debuting in 1993 on FOX, the long-running sci-fi series is set to return for season 11 on January 3 on FOX. The 6-episode season 11 is promised to feature surprising twists, including Cigarette Smoking Man's (William B. Davis) backstory, and his apparent family ties to Mulder. The new season is set to have a big time jump, which puts distance between Mulder and Scully and the events of the season premiere.

David Duchovny returns as Agent Fox Mulder. Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose will reprise their roles as FBI Special Agents Miller and Einstein respectively, with Brian Huskey and Barbara Hershey cast in recurring roles as Reggie and Erika Price.


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