The X-Files ended, most likely, with the eleventh season, the second of the revival, in 2018.


We say “probably” because that ending was not necessarily definitive, even if the poor success of the season and Gillian Anderson ‘snever to reprise the role of Dana Scully seem to have hammered the final nails into the coffin of the series.

Recently interviewed by on the occasion of his graphic novel Kepler, David Duchovny , interpreter of Fox Mulder, reasoned on the chances that X-Files has a future, and revealed if he would be willing to go on without Gillian Anderson:

I do not know. I’ve never thought about it. For me, there was never a series unless there was Chris [Carter] and Gillian, so I don’t know. And then I don’t want to have to think about it, because it’s not something I don’t necessarily need to do in my life. At this point, I think there may be another iteration of the series without us. I’m not sure. Or they could make a cartoon. There are many ways to do this. But personally, for me, the X-Files that I’m involved with consists of Chris Carter, myself and Gillian, so I haven’t spent time thinking about a different take on the series, and I don’t think I will.

Gillian Anderson has always been present in the role of Scully, even after Duchovny left the series (he first appeared as a recurring in season 8, and then left almost entirely in the ninth, only to return in the finale).

Duchovny talks about a new iteration of The X-Files without Mulder and Scully (or at least without him and Anderson) and a possible animated series. The latter is actually in the plans . May