Chris Carter comments on Gillian Anderson’s exit from The X-Files

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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Yesterday we shared the news that Gillian Anderson is very certain that her days on The X-Files are over. If the series continues beyond the upcoming eleventh season, she doesn't seem to have any intention of coming back. But while Anderson says she's done playing Dana Scully, X-Files creator Chris Carter believes "There are a lot more X-Files stories to tell."

So what does he think about Anderson moving on? Carter addressed the issue during an "Ask Me Anything" Q&A on reddit: 

For me, the show has always been Mulder & Scully. So the idea of doing the show without her isn't something I've ever had to consider. Was her character given a proper goodbye? I think you will want to sit down and watch the series finale very carefully.

When I say series finale, I mean the (season) 11 series. The four struggle episodes were all pieces of a whole and Episode 10 completes the whole."

The ten episode new season of The X-Files begins airing on Fox tonight, so in ten weeks fans should know whether or not Scully's story reaches a satisfying conclusion.

Then we'll have to wait and see if, how, and when The X-Files will continue without her.

Source: reddit

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