Gillian Anderson Is Quitting 'X-Files' and 'American Gods'

Gillian Anderson Is Quitting 'X-Files' and 'American Gods'

Just when you thought The X-Files was really back, Agent Scully is calling it quits. Actress Gillian Anderson has announced that she's leaving the series after its second revival season, and she's also finished with her work on the Starz series American Gods.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Gillian Anderson is finished with The X-Files, the actress confirmed Wednesday during a panel organized as part of the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.

Anderson said that she originally intended to sign on for the six-episode revival in 2017. She also confirmed that she's walking away from Starz drama American Gods after showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green quit the series.

"It's time for me to hang up Scully's hat. It just is," Anderson told reporters, ruling out any potential return in the future. "I'm finished, and that's the end of that."

As for American Gods, she said: "I'm not doing any more American Gods. Bryan and Michael Green aren't either, as has been announced." Fuller and Green decided to quit the series after clashing with producers Fremantle over the show's season two budget.

As for X-Files, "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 [series creator] Chris [Carter] 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."

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