The continued revival of Fox’s sci-fi drama will return on Wednesday, Jan. 3 (8/7c), TVLine has learned.
In addition, the network has released the upcoming season’s striking poster, which promises/warns, “The truth is closer than ever.”
Given various preview videos and the intel we’ve gleaned, Season 11 appears to center on Mulder and Scully’s son, William, whom Scully had to give up for adoption for his safety not long after his birth. “We explore that father-son-mother relationship, and you’ll see more of William than you’ve seen in a long time,” series creator Chris Carter said at this year’s New York Comic Con.
In addition, the upcoming 10-episode run — eight standalone, two mythology — will feature Lone Gunman Langley (who’s dead… right?), a Skinner backstory installment, some key revelations about Cigarette Smoking Man, Scully and Mulder “kissing close” at some point and a Mulder-Skinner fistfight that’s “about Scully,” Mitch Pileggi confirms. Barbara Hershey (Beaches) and Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) are slated to guest-star.