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X-Files Season 11 'Closer to What We Used to Do'

With exposition out of the way, the show has room to breathe.


After the heightened pace of Season 10's six-episode revival of The X-Files, series star David Duchovny has said that the eleventh season's expanded episode count (they're getting ten this time around) means that the show is able to recreate something "closer to what we used to do".

Speaking to Comicbook.com, Duchovny references the difficult job the show's writers had for the tenth season - bringing back a show that had been in hibernation for eight years, since 2008's big-screen X-Files: I Want to Believe. Fitting so much exposition into the six-episode event series was a tall order, and Duchovny seems confident that, with that exposition out of the way and ten episodes scheduled for the eleventh season, the show will be able to recapture a spirit closer to the series' original run.

There's lots for Agents Mulder and Scully to resolve in the meantime, though; their missing son William has been confirmed to be a focus as well as exploring the backstory of some of the series' most popular characters. There's also a finite end in sight for at least one character; Gillian Anderson has confirmed that Season 11 will be Scully's last, alhough there's been no word from creator Chris Carter on whether the show will attempt to continue without her.

While you're waiting for the latest season to hit, take a look at our thoughts on Season 10 - given that we felt the episode count somewhat "stifled" the series, hopefully the longer run this time will work in the show's favour.

Matt Davidson is a freelance writer for IGN. He's also available over on Twitter, if that's your thing.

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