TV

‘The X-Files’ Creator Chris Carter Says There Won’t Be Another Season Without Gillian Anderson

Fox

The X-Files returned for another revived season on Wednesday, dropping a messy episode that would probably spell doom for the season if we didn’t know it picked up in future episodes. That is a fact to hold onto because this will likely be Gillian Anderson’s final season on the show barring some sort of act from a higher power. That would also mean the end of the show entirely for Chris Carter, explaining as much in a recent interview with Collider:

I wouldn’t. For me, The X-Files is Mulder and Scully. I think if it were without Scully, I wouldn’t do it. That’s not my X-Files.

But don’t think that would mean the final end of the show entirely. While Carter sees it as Mulder and Scully in the end, he does seem to give a glimmer of hope that the show could be reborn with some fresh faces in the future:

I’ve never been asked that question. I would do the same thing. I would cast and look for the best people for the parts, whether they be knowns or unknowns. I think we were very fortunate to go with two unknowns, in this case, because they don’t come with baggage or preconceptions. For me, I think that’s always a good way to go, to create stars and not hitch your wagon to a star. So, I would say that I would do it exactly the same way.

While replacing Mulder and Scully in the later seasons of The X-Files proved to be less popular, the mythology of the show didn’t do it any favors. Maybe getting a fresh start would be cool, to take the show in some different directions.

Find out what TV shows everyone is talking about for 2018. Subscribe to the TV Avalanche podcast.

Around The Web

×