'The X-Files' season 11 update: Release date, cast, what we know so far

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Cast members Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny pose at a premiere for "The X-Files" at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California January 12, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

For those eagerly waiting for “The X-Files” season 11, here is some good news. A brand new season might soon return, much to “The X-Files” patrons’ delight, and the same has been confirmed by Fox honcho David Madden at the 2017 TCA Winter Press Tour.

“We hope so," said Fox entertainment president, David Madden, talking about the prospects of more episodes of “The X-Files.” “A lot of conversations going on, these conversations are complex but we hope to be able to announce something about that shortly,” he added.

That being said, the Hollywood Reporter recently stated that Madden plans to have “The X-Files” season 11 ready by 2018. There will be more than six episodes, he said further, simultaneously hinting about a deal yet to be signed. The 2017 TCA Winter Press Tour also saw Fox CEO Gary Newman and David Madden discussing the futures of “Scream Queens” season 3 as well as “Wayward Pines” season 3.  

“The X-Files” first aired on September 1993 and went on to be one of the most acclaimed TV series in American history, with nine seasons in total consisting of 202 episodes, including two movies. The 10th season came as a revival, aired from Jan. 25, 2016. Talks are that “The X-Files” season 11 is now under speculation.  

“It won't be 22 (episodes), but we are hoping for more than six. That's our goal,” Madden said, according to E Online. “I think the ideal is to get it ready for '18. Whether or not it would be January...”

“The X-Files” series creator Chris Carter told E Online that Fox’s boss Dana Walden affirmed more episodes of the show provided they “figure out how to get it done.” He further said that the show retains Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, but also cited scheduling issues. Madden, talking about the show in last year’s TCA summer tour, said, “Schedules are hard. We're working hard to get this done and we'd love to get another season out now.”

Season 10 finale ended on a cliffhanger, teasing fans with the hint of a possible “The X-Files” season 11. If released, the new season will be available for viewing exclusively on Fox network.