The X-Files: David Duchovny would continue without Gillian Anderson

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The X-Files season 11 has started in the US, with Five picking up the UK broadcast rights for a little later in the year. Indications thus far have been that this will be the final run of the show, with Gillian Anderson confirming that she’s bringing her Dana Scully days to an end.

The network behind the show, Fox, consequently added that without Anderson, it wouldn’t make more X-Files. But it was hopeful Anderson could be persuaded to return.

If anything, she’s been sounding more adamant than ever that her X-Files time is over. But when asked if he’d continue without Anderson on the show, her co-star, David Duchovny, said he’d be “good either way”. To be clear, he was responding there too to the possibility of the programme changing format a little.

There’s some precedent, with Anderson staying on the show when Duchovny himself quit it once upon a time. “I’ve tried to say goodbye to Fox Mulder many times and I failed”, he told The Hollywood Reporter. “And they all went and did the show without me, so how do you like that? I’m feeling pretty pissed off, now that I remember”.

He’s recalling when Robert Patrick took over as co-star of the show for The X-Files’ ninth season.

It does sound like the show is coming to an end still, mind, regardless of what Duchovny has been saying. But we’ll let you know as we hear more.