Fox has no plans for more episodes of X-Files... at the moment
In a conference call on May 14, Fox network's co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman said that "there are no plans to do another season at the moment"
Alert! Another bad news dropped by Fox network.
The fate of 'The X-Files', has been sealed; hopefully just momentarily. In a conference call with reporters early Monday, network co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman revealed that “there are no plans to do another season at the moment.”
The statement comes two months after the show's conclusion of its 11th season, where the leading lady Gillian Anderson, who plays Agent Scully, announced that the season would be her last.
Following the season finale, the series creator Chris Carter seemed pretty optimistic and said, “I can’t imagine there wouldn’t be more X-Files, in some shape or form. I think there are lots more stories to tell and ways to tell them. I’m leaving this as a giant cliffhanger, and Gillian has announced that she’s not coming back. Hard-core X-Files fans know there have been no real endings on the show.”
Without season 12, the show has ended on a serious cliffhanger. Season 11 finale saw Scully announce that she was pregnant, which followed the controversial reveal that her and Agent Mulder's son William was not actually Mulder's son at all.
"People will either love me or hate me. I think they'll have reasons for both. It certainly is one of the most interesting cliffhangers that the show has ever had," defended Carter.
In January, when Anderson announced her decision to depart from the show, she explained; “there are lots of things that I want to do in my life and career," she said.
"It’s been an extraordinary opportunity. I’m extremely grateful. [But] I don’t want to be tied down to doing one thing for months and months… I like to be challenged as an actor. That’s why I got into this business. And it’s time for me to hang up Scully’s hat. This is it for me — I’m really serious,” she concluded.
Anderson later stated that she was "a bit surprised by people's [shocked] reaction to my announcement… because my understanding was that this was a single season," she explained.