With just over a month until the return of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in the eleventh season of The X-Files, Fox has released a featurette that focuses on the cliffhanger that ended the previous season. Series creator Chris Carter explains there will be “a really interesting dramatic solution” to the events of the finale as next year’s brand new season will pick up right where season 10 left off.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny explain what happened at the end of season 10 before rushing into a series of quick looks of season 11 footage, including some creepy shots that invoke memories of the incredibly memorable “monster of the week” episodes. We also get to see Scully in full action and the return of the Lone Gunmen. Of course, the Cigarette-Smoking Man is up to no good, and the video shows off a brief clip of Mulder and Scully lying in bed together for those long-time OTP-er’s. The featurette delivers some footage not seen in either the official trailer or the shorter promo clip that was released just last month.
Check out The X-Files Season 11 featurette ‘Cliffhanger’ below:
The 10-episode series will be executive produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their iconic roles, and as opposed to the six-episode run from season 10, season 11 will begin and end with mythology-driven episodes, sandwiching eight stand-alone case files written and directed by both new and veteran writers and directors. Other returning cast includes Davis, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Veronica Cartwright, Chris Owens, Dean Haglund, and newcomer Barbara Hershey.
The X-Files returns for its eleventh season on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, on Fox.
You can also check out the official poster for The X-Files Season 11 below:
That isn’t the only new X-Files content we’re getting either. Fox has plans for a free-to-play mobile game that will be available on Android, iOS, and Facebook called X-Files: Deep State. Stepping into the role of an FBI agent, you’ll have to find clues, solve puzzles and grill witnesses as the game takes you through the events between seasons 9 and 10 of the show.
You’ll be able to customize the look of your agent, and well as some paid extras and it will share some commonalities with the show as there will be a balance between mythology and conspiracy-driven stories and the more popular “monster of the week” investigations.
There seems to be an almost Telltale’s feel to the game’s serialized storytelling, with decisions affecting the storyline for different players and new cases popping up every month.
You can check out a short teaser for X-Files: Deep State below:
X-Files: Deep State will be available on iOS, Android, and Facebook starting February 6th, 2018, a full month after the January 3rd TV premiere of Season 11 of The X-Files on Fox.