So we guess it's ending for good then, if the show's creator Chris Carter is to be believed.
Gillian Anderson yesterday confirmed that this season is her last on 'The X-Files', telling press gathered at a panel organized as part of the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that "It's time for me to hang up Scully's hat. It just is."
"I'm finished, and that's the end of that," she added, just to really hammer the point home.
"I arrived at the decision before we did the previous six, but I was really curious. I felt that the previous six was going to be it. It was dipping our toe back in again ... and getting to play these wonderful characters again," Anderson said. "I think as Chris has said himself, that short stack of episodes felt like we were learning how to walk again and that this season of 10 feels like the pace is up and we're running."
She added, "I wouldn't necessarily have been happy if those six were how we said goodbye. ... There's lots of things that I want to do in my life and in my career and it's been an extraordinary opportunity and extraordinary character and I am hugely grateful."
Fans of Anderson will also be sad to hear she also won't be returning to 'American Gods' after its showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green quit the series over the show's budget.
"I'm not doing any more American Gods. Bryan and Michael Green aren't either, as has been announced." she said.