Last night, when screeners were sent to the press, FOX revealed the titles and episode descriptions of the first five episodes of season eleven of The X-Files
, along with some notes from series creator Chris Carter.
This season, Carter returns to write and direct, as does Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan, and James Wong. Three female writers and two female directors have also been added.
The series premieres Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. on FOX. Read on for more detailed descriptions.
“My Struggle III”
airing Wednesday, Jan. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)
Picking up after the last event series’ cliffhanger, Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) learn that they aren’t the only ones desperately searching for their long-lost son, William. The very fate of the world may depend on it. Written and directed by Chris Carter. “This”
airing Wednesday, Jan. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)
An old friend reaches out to Mulder and Scully in a seemingly impossible way, revealing a chilling secret. Written and directed by Glen Morgan. “Plus One”
airing Wednesday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)
A spate of deaths, in which the victims were plagued by their own doppelgangers, lead Mulder and Scully to a pair of twins playing a dangerous game. Guest-starring Karin Konoval (Season Four’s “Home”).
Written by Chris Carter, directed by Kevin Hooks. “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat”
airing Wednesday, Jan. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)
Exploring the idea of The Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully find out how the X-Files themselves may really have originated. Guest-starring Brian Huskey as “Reggie Something.” Written and directed by Darin Morgan. “Ghouli”
airing Wednesday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)
When a pair of teenage girls attack one another, each believing the other to be a monster, Mulder and Scully find that their investigation could possibly lead back to their long-lost son, William. Written and directed by James Wong.