The X-Recordsdata returned for Season 11 on January three with a premiere that ended on a devastating twist that can undoubtedly have viewers speaking for fairly a very long time. The episode delivered a bombshell that’s undoubtedly going to alter every little thing for Scully when the reality inevitably comes out, however Scully’s story may very well be over sooner quite than later, as actress Gillian Anderson appears prepared to maneuver on from The X-Recordsdata. Sequence creator Chris Carter has weighed in a single whether or not The X-Recordsdata might proceed with out Anderson as Scully:
For me, the present has at all times been Mulder & Scully. So the concept of doing the present with out her is not one thing I’ve ever needed to take into account.
Chris Carter commented on the potential of Gillian Anderson leaving The X-Recordsdata in a latest Reddit AMA, and it actually seems like he isn’t ready to hold the present on if the leading lady is out. Whereas the concept of a everlasting finish to the sequence is undoubtedly disagreeable for followers who care about The X-Recordsdata for the instances of aliens and the paranormal, lots of those that watch primarily for Mulder and Scully as characters and a unit will most likely be okay with the concept of the present ending quite than persevering with with simply one in all them.
In fact, longtime fans have already skilled what The X-Recordsdata is like with just one half of the dynamic duo on full-time. David Duchovny left the sequence as a daily following the tip of Season 7, solely showing in half the episodes of Season eight and the then-series finale on the finish of Season 9. Gillian Anderson did an admirable job of carrying the present with out her longtime costar, however there was a certain spark missing with out Duchovny.
Mulder and Scully had been such an iconic bundle deal for thus lengthy that it simply did not really feel like the identical story with solely one in all them current. If Anderson really is able to depart Scully behind, maybe it might be higher to depart issues as they’re on the finish of Season 11 than to strive bringing the present again with solely Duchovny.
That stated, we should not essentially rule out a spinoff taking place sooner or later. The thought of a brand new model of The X-Recordsdata starring Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose as Mulder and Scully 2.zero was floating round again when Season 10 was taking place, and the two did appear (albeit briefly) within the Season 11 premiere. Something can actually occur within the X-Recordsdata universe.
We’ll have to attend and see whether or not or not Gillian Anderson ever comes round to the potential of reprising her position as Scully once more after Season 11. There are nonetheless nine episodes left this season, so there’s nonetheless loads of story to be advised, and the events of the premiere point out that Scully can be on the middle.
Tune in to Fox on Wednesdays at eight p.m. ET to see Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in motion as Mulder and Scully on The X-Recordsdata. For some blasts from the X-Recordsdata previous, check out our picks for episodes to rewatch now that Season 11 is upon us. Our midseason TV premiere guide can level you towards another viewing choices as properly.