The X-Files revival set to return by the end of the year

Mulder and Scully are coming back for another 10 episodes of The X-Files

If you were either in love with Fox’s The X-Files revival last year, or even if you felt like the whole thing could have done with a little extra something, there’s good news for you: The X-Files is returning again for what will technically be its 11th season.

Not only that, but we’ve actually been given details as to when we can watch it. Fox has confirmed that fans of the show can expect Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) to return to TV screens, this time for a 10-episode run, some time during the 2017-2018 season. Sure, the date is very non-specific, but it’s better than nothing.

The upcoming season is set to be a direct continuation of the previous event series, with production planned for this summer.

Speaking of the revival, Fox Broadcasting Company president David Madden said: “Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide.

“[Creator Chris Carter]’s creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”

Fans of The X-Files were clearly glad to have the pair back last year; the show’s 6-episode 2016 revival pulled in 16.19 million US viewers with its premiere, titled ‘My Struggle‘. Ratings obviously dropped the course of the series, as with most shows, but the finale, ‘My Struggle II‘, which was written and directed by Carter, still managed a tidy 7.6 million US viewers.

The X-Files Season 11 will premiere on Fox in the US in 2017/2018. Get all the latest science fiction TV news with every new issue of SciFiNow magazine.