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Gillian Anderson who plays Dana Scully on the show has said season 11 will be her last. — Handout via AFPGillian Anderson who plays Dana Scully on the show has said season 11 will be her last. — Handout via AFPLOS ANGELES, Nov 17 — Season 11 of The X-Files will begin on January 3, 2018, US network Fox has announced.

Conspiracy chasers and alien investigators Dana Scully and Fox Mulder return in January 2018 with another season of X-Files cases.

The FBI agents made a TV comeback in 2016 after a 14-year absence following the conclusion of season 9 in 2002.

With Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny back in their original roles, season 11 will run to 10 episodes, nearly doubling its predecessor’s relatively short count of six, reflecting an increased confidence in The X-Files to attract a sizeable audience.

It’s also to be Anderson’s final engagement with the series, having told a New York Comic-Con audience in October that “I think this will be it for me.”

Towards the end of The X-Files original run, Gillian Anderson won a British Independent Film Award and was nominated for a Satellite Award for film drama The House of Mirth.

She has received widespread acclaim for her leading roles in stage play A Streetcar Named Desire, television dramas Bleak House, Hannibal, Great Expectations and The Fall. — AFP-Relaxnews

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