FOX has released the first trailer for The X-Files Season 11, coming in 2018. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, and they’re joined by co-star Mitch Pileggi as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner and William B. Davis as the Cigarette Smoking Man. Karin Konoval will also return for the series, having first appeared as Mrs. Peacock in the fan-favorite episode “Home” from the original series run. Barbara Hershey joins the series as a new character, Erika Price.
In 2016, The X-Files return drew an average Multi-Platform audience of nearly 16 million viewers and was the season’s No. 2 broadcast drama. It also was the season’s most talked-about event series on Twitter. The X-Files originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, The X-Files is created and executive produced by Chris Carter. The series will return in 2018.