X Files: The search for William and the truth in 2018


The X Files is currently in production on season eleven. At 1428 Elm, we have everything you need to know for the show’s return in 2018.

The truth is out there.

We’re Getting the Band Back Together

Last month David Duchovny and Annabeth Gish’s (Agent Reyes) tweets lit up the Twitterverse. Both confirmed that it was official. Production had started on season eleven of the X Files. With the television event of 2017, Twin Peaks in the rearview mirror, the viewing public was ready for the next exciting nostalgia trip.

Legions of X Files fans were clamoring for more of the show after the disappointing end of season ten. In addition to Duchovny and Anderson; Den of Geek reports that Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), Robbie Amell (Agent Miller), Lauren Ambrose (Agent Einstein) and William B. Davis (The Smoking Man aka Cancer Man) return for the ride.

With the appropriate principles in place, and key writers of the mythology, Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong on board and Chris Carter at the helm it already sounds like a win-win situation.

X Files – David Duchovny – Gillian Anderson – Courtesy of Flickering Myth

New Blood

Since the season has been expanded from six episodes to ten episodes, new writers were added to the existing team. Three of the scribes are internal hires; Gabe Rotter, Benjamin Van Allen, and Brad Follmer.  Hiring Karen Nielson, Kristen Cloke and Shannon Hamblin marks a milestone for the show. They are the first females to write for the program since its incarnation in 1993.

Other notables, Carol Banker, a former script supervisor on the show and the director of a Lone Gunmen episode along with Holly Dale have been added to the directing roster. Perhaps the biggest news for this year comes out of the casting department.

Deadline reports that veteran actress Barbara Hershey has joined the cast. She will be playing Erika Price. No other information has been given except the role will be recurring and Price is a member of a mysterious group.

Everyone Must Stand Alone

Fox entertainment chairman, David Madden told EW that eight out of the ten episodes will be stand-alones. This is in response to the poorly received mythology shows from last season that were confusing to the audience. Mulder and Scully will find themselves embroiled in different situations and involved in other cases not relevant to aliens.

Madden also went on to say, “We start the season right up from where the season finale left off with that big helicopter and takes you right from there,” he says. “You’ll be launched into a very urgent adventure that has a lot to do with William — Mulder and Scully’s kid. So, the search for William will be a significant thread through the show. You will see the Cigarette Smoking Man [William B. Davis]. You may see The Lone Gunmen somewhere along the line. There will be other characters from the previous mythology that will be reprised.”

X Files Sightings

For X Files fans, the upcoming season sounds exciting! So, when can everyone expect the show? The best guess is midseason like 2016. Perhaps after the NFC championship. Stay tuned as it gets closer to the end of the year.

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