'The X-Files' creator Chris Carter claims that television network Fox wants more episodes of the series.
"They're going to ask for more," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "The ratings were very good. They were happy with the show. I talked to Dana Walden [chair and CEO of Fox Television] today. She said they'd very much like more, but nothing's been negotiated yet."
However, he warned that if more episodes were commissioned, it would take a while.
"She said, 'No pressure,'" he said. "'We'd love to do this. We liked the way it worked out.'
"So there's an appetite for more in the future, it's just a matter of figuring out how to get it done.
"The last negotiations took about five months, so it could be a while before we figure out how to do this."
The finale of the mini-series aired last night in the US (it's being shown on Channel 5 in the UK). The mini-series was the show's tenth season, though it only consisted of six episodes. So we could see either another mini-series, or a full season follow.
There's also the possibility of a spinoff starring Lauren Ambrose and Robbie Amell, who played two junior agents in the mini-series. Though Carter was less sanguine about that.
"I really love those guys," he said. "They're terrific actors, and excellent to work with. It would be nice to include them.
"But, at the same time, we didn't make series deals with them. I can't imagine they're not going to be scooped up and be somewhat unavailable to us.
"It will just be practical about how we're able to work with them in the future."