Gillian Anderson says she will not continue playing Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files past the upcoming 11th season.


The initial series ran from 1993-2002, and was revived for a 10th season last year. It is scheduled to return for season 11 in January. She starred alongside David Duchovny as Special Agent Fox Mulder.

Asked at New York Comic Con if she would return for more, the 49-year-old replied, “No. I think this will be it for me.” When asked why she agreed to do a second revived season, her answer was simple. “Because it felt like it wasn’t over. It didn’t feel like we necessarily delivered everything that the fans were expecting from us last time,” she replied. “And, so, it was that.”

Previously, show creator Chris Carter told fans that he agreed to return to the show because Anderson and Duchovny wanted to bring it back, but Anderson disagrees. “My version is that David and Chris wanted to do it,” she laughed. “It was a matter of whether I was going to jump on board or be the bad guy forever.”

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