The X-Files is coming back to the small screen for another round of revival action. Fans have been waiting ever since February 2016 for more Mulder and Scully, but it was a while before we even knew for sure that the show would be back for another season at all. Given the killer cliffhanger from the Season 10 finale, it definitely came as good news when we learned that Fox had ordered a new batch of episodes. Production on Season 11 kicked off this summer, and leading lady Gillian Anderson has shared a behind-the-scenes look:
Well, it seems that Mulder is going to make a full recovery from what ailed him at the end of Season 10, if David Duchovny's dapper look is anything to go by. Mulder was circling the drain last time we saw him, and Scully believed that his only chance at survival was an infusion of their son's stem cells. Whether the dynamic duo really does reunite with their long-lost son is still up in the air; Mulder's survival isn't. He'll be back, undoubtedly pitching his bizarre theories yet again.
Of course, there wasn't exactly much doubt that Mulder was going to recover. Seasons 8 and 9 really proved that The X-Files was the partnership of Mulder and Scully as much as it was about aliens and monsters and conspiracies. There was no way the show was going to kill off Mulder. Still, it's nice to see David Duchovny suited up in his special agent ensemble. He really wasn't looking too great the last time we saw him as Mulder.
Gillian Anderson's Twitter pic is a fun look at what's to come in Season 11, although it leaves some returning characters out. We know that Mitch Pileggi will be back as the long-suffering Skinner, and Annabeth Gish will reprise her role as Monica Reyes. Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose will be back as well, although we don't know how much of them well see as the FBI's other believer/redheaded skeptic duo.
Season 11 will run for ten full episodes, which is four more than the six we got in Season 10. No premiere date has yet been set, but the goal is for the show to air in 2018. Hopefully the new batch of episodes will come earlier rather than later in the new year. We'll have to wait and see.
For more of what's to come in the new season of The X-Files, check out our breakdown of what we know so far. We've also broken down four questions we want answered in Season 11, so take a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments! For your viewing options while we wait for The X-Files to return to the airwaves in 2018, swing by our fall TV premiere guide. Fox is debuting a comedy that looks surprisingly similar to The X-Files that could definitely be worth the watch.