Gillian Anderson Comments On ‘X-Files’ All-Male Writers’ Room

The upcoming eleventh season of The X-Files has been in the news recently, and not always in very positive ways.

TV Line as well as other sources such as Jezebel have been discussing the show’s writing staff. The inclusion of veteran writers such as James Wong, Glen Morgan, and Darin Morgan is both expected and generally welcomed. However, there are three newcomers joining the group: Gabe Rotter, Benjamin Van Allen, and Brad Follmer. In light of this, the lack of even one woman on staff has been criticized.

Variety reports that Gillian Anderson (Special Agent Dana Scully on the show) tweeted in response to one of the recent articles:

And 2 out of 207 eps directed by women. I too look forward to the day when the numbers are different. #TheFutureisFemale.

This is not the first time that Anderson has spoken up for equality in regards to The X-Files. After the announcement of the show’s return to television, she spoke to Variety about how it took several seasons of the original run for the studio to offer her pay equal with co-star David Duchovny. Even for the revival, the critically-acclaimed actress had to negotiate before she was finally offered equal pay.

We can expect to see the show’s eleventh season on screen sometime during the 2017-2018 season on FOX.

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