Gillian Anderson Rips ‘The X-Files’ Over All-Male Writers’ Room

“I too look forward to the day when the numbers are different,” actress says of the gender inequality on Fox series

Last Updated: June 29, 2017 @ 12:25 PM

The truth is out there, and it’s not making Gillian Anderson happy.

Anderson, best known for playing Federal Agent Dana Scully on the supernatural TV series “The X-Files,” lamented over the lack of gender diversity among the show’s writers and directors Thursday, saying, “I too look forward to the day when the numbers are different.”

Anderson was reacting to a report that the writers’ room for the next season of “The X-Files” is, once again, completely male.

News broke earlier this week that series creator Chris Carter had assembled a new writers’ room for the next installment of the series, bringing back series veterans Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan and James Wong, and adding series assistants Gabe Rotter, Benjamin Van Allen and Brad Follmer to Season 11.

Anderson noted that the series has hardly fared better for women on the directors’ front.

“And 2 out of 207 eps directed by women,” Anderson tweeted Thursday morning, with a link to a story about the new writers’ room. “I too look forward to the day when the numbers are different.”

The actress added, “#TheFutureisFemale.”

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