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According to an article in Chris Carter has convened a writer’s room for season eleven of THE X-FILES. According to the article returning will be Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and our own Skinman, Mitch Pileggi. More below.

Chris Carter Has Assembled His Writers Room For ‘The X-Files’ Season 11

Posted June 27th, 2017 by Jason Motes

‘X-Files’ creator Chris Carter has finalized his writers room for Season 11 of the show, which follows last year’s revival, Season 10. It seems fans are still loyal to the long-running sci-fi hit. And those fans should be happy because the writers room is composed of plenty of series vets.

Former producers Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong are back. Each one wrote and directed an episode of Season Ten and Morgan’s “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster,” which was widely considered the best installment of the revival.

They will be joined by Gabe Rotter, a writer’s assistant from Season Nine, Benjamin Van Allen, a writer’s assistant on Season 10 and Brad Follmer, who served as Carter’s personal assistant during Season 8 and 9. It’s unclear how many of the ten episodes each will handle, but it is believed that Carter will once again tackle the premiere and finale.

Sadly, fan favorites Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz will not be back, as they have moved on to bigger and better things. Gilligan created ‘Breaking Bad’ and will continue to oversee its spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’. Spotnitz created Amazon’s ‘The Man In The High Castle‘ and has now moved on to the Canadian miniseries ‘The Indian Detective’.

On the acting side, David Duchovny will return as Fox Mulder with Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner.

Previously, Fox president David Madden said in a statement:

Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”


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Deadline is reporting that Chris Carter has agreed to bring THE X-FILES back for an event series of ten episodes for next season on FOX. Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) and David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) are slated to return, however, no word on whether Mitch will be back as AD WALTER SKINNER. Here’s hoping they understand Mitch’s contribution. Here’s the article:

‘The X-Files’ Coming Back Again For New Event Series Next Season

by Dominic Patten
April 20, 2017 4:15pm

After all the teasing and complex corporate conversations, the truth is finally out there today – The X-Files is coming back for the 2017-2018 season.

Just more than three years after the last revival of the Chris Carter-created series was announced, Fox said Thursday a new 10-episode run of the Gillian Anderson- and David Duchovny-starrer is set to start production this summer.

“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide,” said Fox president David Madden. “Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”

Technically the 11th season of The X-Files, this new run will air on Fox’s schedule either later this year or early next. Starting off with strong ratings, the previous six-episode revival of the FBI conspiracy drama debuted January 24, 2016 on the very revival friendly Fox.

In my reviewl, I said the latest show was “strikingly serious and silly at the same time, the six episodes are actually a lot like the original X-Files — you either go with it or you don’t.”

Having spawned a couple of movie and a new recently revealed audio production, the original X-Files TV show ran from 1993-2002, with Duchovny stepping back as the obsessed Agent Mulder in Season 8.

With today’s news, this will prove a very busy 2017 for Anderson, who also has a pivotal role as the god Media in the first season of Starz’s April 30-debuting American Gods.


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Yep, you heard it. Chris Carter creator/writer/director/showrunner of THE X-FILES expects to return in the spring to shoot the series eleventh season. So that bodes well for us in terms of more Mitch and more Skinner. Article here:

X-Files creator Chris Carter expects series to return to Vancouver

Ian Bailey
VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2016 2:18PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2016 2:22PM EDT

Production of The X-Files, one of the most notable TV series ever shot in British Columbia, will resume in Vancouver next spring, according to series creator Chris Carter.

The series’ return comes after a revival run of six new episodes produced in B.C. last year, which aired in early 2016.

While there has been speculation that The X-Files would continue following its recent rebirth, Carter offered a timetable in an interview with The Globe and Mail this week.

“I imagine we would be up there shooting in the spring of 2017,” said Carter, who will, this week, be in Vancouver to receive an Industry Builder Award from the Vancouver International Film Festival for his efforts to ensure that production on the recent round of episodes was environmentally sustainable.

He said he expects to do “a small expansion” on the number of episodes in this latest continuation of the milestone show.

His comments came after he confirmed that talks are well-advanced with key players in the series, which pitted FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) against paranormal creatures and conspiracies.

“They are constructive negotiations so I can’t imagine [The X-Files] wouldn’t come back,” Carter said.

A spokesperson for Carter later noted that talks are under way with Duchovny and Anderson to reprise their roles in the new episodes.

Carter said that continuing the series presents some creative challenges.

“Coming back last year was a trick and coming back again will be another trick,” he said.

“How many years of life are there left in the show? Do you play this as the end? Do you play this as a continuation? There are lots of creative challenges to tackle.”

But Carter said Vancouver will be central to resolving those challenges, as it has been for the life of the series, which originally aired from September, 1993, to May, 2002.

Carter said he began shooting the series in Los Angeles, but was not satisfied with the forests available there. He thought of Vancouver, a city he had visited in 1986 while his wife was producing a Disney movie in B.C.

“I remembered the amazing forests,” he said. So he brought the production north. While the forests helped, Carter says the Vancouver region had more to offer and has been central to the success of the series.

The city, he said, could double as almost anywhere in North America, which was helpful for a series whose FBI characters could find themselves in any U.S. state.

“I even turned a rock quarry in Vancouver into the southwestern U.S. by painting it with so many gallons of red paint you can’t imagine,” he said.

Carter said he has a lot of affection for Vancouver, noting he owned a loft in Gastown for many years and loves to visit. The California native joked about seeking dual citizenship.

Eventually, after five seasons in B.C., production of the show was shifted to Los Angeles. The two leads wanted to go home to the United States after their years in Canada. Not Carter. “I didn’t want to go,” he said, adding he worried about breaking up the “all-star team” of crew that worked on the series.

However, he said Los Angeles allowed access to new locations that would not have been available in B.C., citing, for example, the use of the Queen Mary, the retired British ocean liner that now serves as a tourist attraction in Long Beach, Calif.

“It benefited the storytelling because it forced us to think on our feet and try to reimagine the show,” he said.

Carter said Vancouver, circa 2016, has become one of the world’s leading production centres, with deep technical expertise and actors.

The Vancouver region is central to an ongoing production boom in B.C. that has seen such high-profile films shot in the province as Deadpool and Fifty Shades of Grey, as well as TV series such as The Flash, Arrow and, of course, The X-Files.

“I always tell actors in Canada that if you think you’ve got to be in L.A., don’t kid yourselves: You have so much opportunity to shine and do good work by just sticking around.”

And he said Vancouver is also good for producers. “You can come and just plug right into a serious, capable working environment that has everything you need to make whatever you’re doing, a television show or a movie.”

He said he thinks B.C. has reached a point where it can flourish as a production centre regardless of changes in the Canadian dollar and the provincial tax breaks that many say have made B.C. appealing to producers.

“Those things help, but, as I always tell people, ‘Don’t just go because there’s a savings. Go for the Canadians.’ The work ethic is extremely high and the level of expertise is high as well. It’s a great place to make entertainment. You sacrifice nothing.”

Still, Carter conceded it was never a given that he would get to come back to Vancouver to shoot the last round of episodes. “There was some talk about not coming back, but when all things were considered, everyone agreed that it was the best place to be.”

Asked if he had any advice for policy makers on sustaining Vancouver’s allure to the largely U.S. production sector, he recalled how the series, in 2015, had to go to the Kamloops area to find a desert-like landscape needed for a sequence depicting a UFO crash.

“If you could plant a desert there, within the zone there, in Vancouver, that’s the one thing that Vancouver lacks,” he quipped.


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Some new events from the summer for you. One was back in July where Mitch along with THE X-FILES co-stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), and William B. Davis (Cancer Man) attended the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago. Then the other was from August where Mitch attended the Wizard World Comic Con in Columbus, Ohio where he celebrated the Heroes Honouring Heroes. Looked like there was a lot of Captain America stuff going around there. Mitch is shown holding Cap’s shield. Enjoy.


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Mitch will be making an appearance at Wizard World in Illinois in August. Also with Mitch will be his THE X-FILES co-stars Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and William B. Davis (Cancer Man). For more information and to book tickets, click on the banner below.


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