The actress revealed her intentions this past weekend while speaking to journalists at a roundtable discussion at New York Comic-Con, where she appeared to promote the new season of the resurrected sci-fi series. When asked if she would be interested in returning to play Scully again in a potential season 12, Anderson indicated that she was probably done with the show.
"No, no, I think this will be it for me," the actress told reporters.
Anderson added that she signed on for season 11 only because she "didn't feel like we necessarily deliver[ed] everything the fans were expecting of us last time." And while she wouldn't say definitively that this was the end, she seemed to be pretty sure of her decision, though she conceded that "there's always been this 'maybe one more' thing hanging over" the series.
Indeed, fans thought "The X-Files," which ended its original run in 2002, was dead and buried before Fox revived it for season 10 back in 2016. So there's certainly a possibility that Anderson could come back for a season 12 in another decade or so.
Fox is certainly hoping so, with the network releasing a statement downplaying Anderson's remarks, noting that her future with the series has not been officially determined yet. The network told Screen Rant that the actress "has not commented on returning as it's premature in that she is currently filming the new event series."
The truth is out there somewhere. Fans will just have to wait and see what it is.
Season 11 of "The X-Files" is in production now, and is expected to premiere sometime in 2018.
[via: Screen Rant]