Deals are ongoing to bring back the popular series "The X-Files" on FOX. FOX president David Madden told reporters at the TCA winter press tour on Wednesday, January 11 that they're nearing a deal for more episodes of the drama that was revived with a tenth season previous year. "These conversations are complex, but we hope to be able to announce something shortly".
If everything goes according to the plans, we will get more than the shortened, six-episode season that was released past year.
Most likely, The X-Files will return in 2018, the executive noted.
Assuming all goes according to plan, Madden is targeting a 2018 premiere for The X-Files season 11.
One of the reasons that Fox can not commit to announcing a return of "X-Files" season 11 is that there is still the question on whether series stars Duchovny and Anderson will have their schedules aligned in order to shoot more episodes. "There are a lot of conversations going on". Over the course of six episodes, they resumed their investigations of unsolved paranormal cases before leaving us with a wicked cliffhanger. While it should be longer than six episodes, don't expect the usual 22-episode order that some other broadcast shows get.
"X-Files" exec has made it clear that they just have to work around the busy schedules of the main stars and the network is planning to make an announcement.