Chris Carter has refused to rule out an eleventh season of The X-Files.
After months of negotiations, Fox confirmed this week that the sci-fi series will return for a 6-episode event, with Carter hoping to resolve the franchise’s lingering questions with a mix of mythology and standalone episodes.
However it’s yet to be made clear whether X-Files Season 10 will represent the definitive final chapter in the series or if there’s potential for more seasons.
Quizzed by XFN as to whether X-Files could continue into Season 11, Carter was coy but didn’t rule it out:
“It’s a good question [laughs] I don’t want to answer it exactly because I wanna keep people guessing.”
As for how much the X-Files universe will have changed since the series last aired, Carter said that for the most part things will be familiar though there will be some noticeable contemporary updates:
“I don’t think it will actually change anything, of course, with the new technology we’ll certainly see Mulder and Scully carrying different cell phones.”
We’re going to tell X-Files the way that we’ve always told them; we will of course set them in the time and place that they exist. We’re telling contemporary stories about contemporary situations, true to Mulder and Scully’s characters and their relationship and the passage of time.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the future status of The X-Files…