Fox Co-Chairman and CEO Dana Walden weighed in on the future of “The X-Files,” suggesting that the supernatural drama could be done following its current season if Gillian Anderson leaves the show.
“It seems as if those are the circumstances, there won’t be any more ‘X-Files,’ ” Walden said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday, referencing Anderson’s desire to leave and creator Chris Carter’s assertion that he won’t do the show without her.
Walden didn’t comment further, opting not to speculate about future decision-making or weigh in on what the network’s interest would be.
“I’ve said from the beginning this is it for me,” Anderson said in an interview with TV Insider last month. “I was a bit surprised by people’s reaction to my announcement [at New York Comic-Con] … because my understanding was that this was a single season.”
Then, in an interview published on Wednesday, Carter told Collider that he had no interest in continuing “The X-Files” without Anderson’s involvement.
“For me, The X-Files is Mulder and Scully,” he said. “I think if it were without Scully, I wouldn’t do it. That’s not my X-Files.”