If you’re anything like us, Monday night was a roller coaster of emotions watching that X-files finale go down. After months and months of waiting for new episodes, these past five weeks (six episodes) have flown by faster than a rogue UFO, with us placing great importance on Monday night’s finale.
And then. we. got. that.
That’s right, the cliffhanger of all cliffhanger endings was where we left it all, with Scully staring up at a UFO that may or may not be poised to take her from earth once again. No word on Scully and Mulder’s son William. No clear cut answer on why Mulder — who was also formerly abducted — wasn’t immune to the disease taking over the world. No… anything. Just the end of The X-Files as we know it, and no concrete plans to bring it back for more.
You cannot end #TheXFiles like that, so I expect news of more episodes immediately.
EVERYONE WHO WATCHED
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) February 23, 2016
Except there actually may be.
Turns out we could all be getting our knickers in a knot for no reason at all. That’s because creator Chris Carter went on to do a string of interviews following the finale, in which he assured reporter after reporter that this actually may not be the end at all.
You see, Fox has been super impressed by the numbers that The X-Files revival has been bringing to the network this past month or so, and is keen to do more. At least that’s what Carter is maintaining after a conversation he had with co-chairman and CEO of Fox, Dana Walden. And he wasn’t worried about ending the show on a cliffhanger because… well, that’s just what the show has always done.
The actors don’t seem to be worried either — probably because overnight it’s like David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have resumed their rockstar status. Getting them back on board for more episodes shouldn’t be a problem at all.
In X files, as in life, seems the more answers we get, the more questions we have. Agree? Happy season finale, thanks for being there 2moro
— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) February 21, 2016
Still, the definitive answer to whether more episodes or another movie are in our future is one that won’t be addressed right away. Carter has another project that he’s looking to work on before he’s look into more X-Files, one that will require most of his focus.
For now, we’ll just have to content ourselves with the fact that there’s a prequel of sorts coming out, in the form of some young adult novels. Hey — given our obvious thirst for anything Mulder and Scully, we’re just going to take what we can get.
And try to be patient while we wait for more of the real thing.
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) February 23, 2016
If you missed it somehow, or just want to watch again, the X-files are coming to CraveTV in Spring 2016.