It's official! Fox and Chris Carter are going to make another season of The X-Files.
The studio made the announcement during a recent press call. According to Fox TV Group chairpersons Dana Walden and Gary Newman (via Deadline), all the cast and crew of from previous episodes are up for another installment of the hit show.
We have had conversations with (creator) Chris Carter and (stars) David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. I believe everyone is on board to do another installment of the show.
As of this writing, the people involved in the last season are busy working on their own projects, but Walden says she's hoping for the best that an announcement will be made by next year.
Hopefully this season we will be able to get it done and that the same time next year (May), we will have something to announce.
Meanwhile, Newman revealed that the studio is currently discussing plans about the order of the upcoming episodes with Carter, Duchovny, and Anderson. He explained:
Conversations are ongoing. I can tell you that all of them would like to do more of these, and certainly the network and studio want to do more.
This news isn't really surprising considering fans' positive reception of the last season. This is certainly good news. More than anything, we'd like to see Agents Mulder and Scully back on the big screen. The timeline looks reasonable as well. Since the next official announcement for the new season won't be until next year, it appears that the studio and the show's main cast and crew are biding their time. You can't really rush quality storylines and fortunately, we can expect nothing less of Carter, Duchovny, and Anderson.
The next X-Files season is expected to be released around 2017 to 2018.