The premiere episode of X-Files Season 11 airs today January 3, 2018, and as many probably already know, this will be the last season we see Gillian Anderson or Dana Scully, the character she plays in the series.
Since the debut of this sci-fi back in 1993, Gillian has played the role of Scully, and the series has always been about Mulder and Scully. Even Chris Carter took to Reddit to express his sentiments on the thought of losing Scully. According to him, there is no “The X-Files without Scully, and he just doesn’t see a future.
Surprise or Sadness
Many fans of the series share the same sentiments with Carter. In fact, most feel that Season 11 could well be the last for our beloved X-Files. Anderson announced a while ago that this was it for her role in the series and while this was expected, most fans are still sad and surprised at the thought of enduring several episodes without Scully.
We have all become used to watching Anderson alongside co-stars like David Duchovny, William B. Davis, Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish, Tom Braidwood, Bruce Harwood and Dean Haglund. Now every other review ends with open-ended questions like “Would you watch The X-Files without Scully?”
What next for X-Files?
All the sad emotions aside, the 11th season of X-Files is finally here and will be airing live on Fox starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It is still unclear and honestly a little early to tell if this will be the last season for X-Files. No official news has been released in that regard, but most statements seem to suggest so especially since Anderson and Scully were at the center of the series. Chris Carter has the following to say;
The show has always been Mulder and Scully.
He also admitted that he never considered doing the show without the two and lacks surety of there could be a continuation of the X-Files without either.
New life to the show
The X-Files has become the most acceptable illustration of “Fake News” and has been chasing rumors since 1993. The 2018 season is set to be a mile upwards of the 2016 season 10 that looked a bit of a backtrack compared to the hype experienced back in the 3rd and 4th premiers. It will be rejuvenating to experience how this show could remain relevant in 2018 despite having existed for more than 24 years.
Will it be a worthy farewell for Scully? I guess all fans will have to sit-in a couple more hours to determine that for themselves. Look out for more TV and movie news, reviews and opinion pieces as soon as they are out.