The X-Files: Will It Continue Without Gillian Anderson?!

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Gillian Anderson confirmed a few days ago that the rumors are true and that she is departing The X-Files after 11 seasons.

Since the stunner of a revelation, fans have questioned whether the series would go on with a new female lead, but it sounds like if there's no Dana Scully, there are no more episodes. 

Gillian Anderson Attends Premiere

In an interview with Collider, series creator, Chris Carter confirmed the show would not go on without Anderson's involvement. 

"I wouldn’t. For me, The X-Files is Mulder and Scully. I think if it were without Scully, I wouldn’t do it. That’s not my X-Files," Carter dished to the website. 

Given that the series has long been about Mulder and Scully's quest for the truth, it is at its best when the pair is front and center. 

If you watch The X-Files online, you will know that the episodes without David Duchovny were not that great. There's a spark between both Duchovny and Anderson that no other show has managed to replicate. 

Gillian Anderson Attends Comic-Con

For what it's worth, Anderson maintained that she would be departing the show for some time now, as teased by an interview in TV Guide Magazine. 

"I've said from the beginning, this is it for me."

"I was a bit surprised by people's [shocked] reaction to my announcement… because my understanding was that this was a single season."

After her departure was confirmed, she took to Twitter with a video that showed off some of Scully's best looks over the years. 

Over to you, The X-Files Fanatics!

Would you watch the series without Gillian Anderson? Do you think it's time to bring the show to a close?

Sound off below!

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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The X-Files Quotes

Mulder: It's the Mandela Effect.
Reggie: The what?
Mulder: The Mandela Effect, when someone has a memory that doesn't coincide with everyone else's or the facts, so named because some people have a memory that Nelson Mandela died in prison in the '80s when in fact he died a free man in 2013.
Reggie: No. It's called the Mengele Effect because people have the memory of Josef Mengele being apprehended in Ohio in 1970, so it's the Mengele Effect.
Mulder: The Mandela Effect has been an internet meme for almost a decade. It's ALWAYS been called that.
Reggie. Eh, see? You're having a Mengele Effect about the Mandela Effect.

Mulder: Air's gettin' a little hot in here.
O'Malley: Oh. Those don't roll down. I had the vehicle bulletproofed.
Mulder: Because you never know when a gun-toting liberal might go Hinkley.