Will there be an X-Files without Gillian Anderson? Recently, creator Chris Carter spoke with Digital Spy about the future of the FOX TV show.
As reported earlier, the sci-fi drama’s 11th season will be the last for Anderson. The cast also includes David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Veronica Cartwright, Chris Owens, and Dean Haglund.
In the interview, Carter revealed he thinks The X-Files has more story to tell, with or without Anderson’s Dana Scully.
I think that certainly The X-Files has more life in it, there are more stories to tell, with Gillian or without. I’m sorry to see her go, I’ve never actually considered doing this show without her, so is this the end?
It’s the end of something, I don’t know if it’s the beginning of something new. But certainly we will have to all put our heads together and figure out where to go from here.”
And what about the end of season 11? Will it be a series finale? Will there be a conclusion for Scully? Carter says:
It’s a culmination of the ten episodes and it’s a culmination of a storyline. I can tell you that it involves their son, who they’ve always considered to be their son, revelations there. It will certainly be looked upon as a cliffhanger of sorts, but also an episode that answers so many questions.”
As of reporting, FOX has not renewed The X-Files for a 12th season.
What do you think? Do you watch The X-Files? Would you watch without Gillian Anderson?