Gillian Anderson trolls Fox over poor X-Files ratings

Leslie Hanson
May 16, 2018

Bad news for X-philes: It looks like there won't be a Season 12 of The X-Files on Fox - at least, not anytime soon. Newman replied that "there are no plans to do another season at the moment".

An 11th season followed, but it would appear this is the end for "X-Files" all over again.

The show's ratings for its 11th season have been dismal, with the show's finale even failing to compete with prior episodes in the season and earning only a 0.8/4 rating and 3.4 million viewers. Though it was unclear why the network canned Brooklyn Nine-Nine, there's a reason The X-Files is missing from its blueprints: Fox doesn't now have any intentions of making future episodes.

While the brand itself will never completely go away - expect some sort of reboot in the coming years, I imagine - we might have seen the last of the Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigate unit. "I was a bit surprised by people's reaction to my announcement... because my understanding was that this was a single season". But in an interview with TVLine Carter changed his tune.

Gillian announced her intention to leave the show in January, 'I arrived at the decision before we did the previous six [episodes],' she revealed at the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association press tour.

The actress stated that she wants to explore other roles: 'There's lots of things that I want to do in my life and in my career. Seeing "The X-Files" continue without Anderson as Scully would have been a very odd thing to behold, and could have stained the franchise entirely. "Hard-core X-Files fans know there have been no real endings on the show".

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