Photo of David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson in 'The X-Files,' by Ed Araquel/Fox
Fox is making moves to secure a new season of The X-Files, the network confirmed Monday.
“We would love to do other seasons,” Fox Entertainment president David Madden said today during the network's panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “There are significant talks with all three principals," he said, referring to stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter.
Additionally, Fox TV Group CEO Dana Walden said current discussions are aiming for a longer run than the six-episode 10th season which aired earlier this year.
“I don’t imagine it being a full season of The X-Files, but I would be really happy if we were able to get eight to 10 episodes," Walden said, noting Fox "would have liked to have done more [episodes]" in season 10, but they were limited by the cast's schedules.
The 10th season of X-Files, which premiered 14 years after the show's original series finale, averaged 14 million viewers, including delayed viewing, slightly higher than the 13.25 million viewers who tuned in for the season 9 finale in 2002, albeit prior to the rise of DVR.