“The X-Files” Season 11 is coming and although David Duchovny is going to reprise his role as Fox Mulder, it looks like he is not going to direct any of its 10 episodes. The 56-year-old star doesn’t think he can work on it, although he already had an idea in mind.

As the supernatural television series is making its way on the small screen once again, fans are wondering what kind of theme it is going to feature this time. With that, there are swirling rumors it is will unveil “heavy mythology episodes.”

The show’s theme

According to TV Line, “The X-Files” Season 11 will be somehow similar to its previous season.

The new chapter is said to be sandwiched with mythology episodes written and directed by the series creator Chris Carter just like year’s revival.

At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, David Duchovny was asked if the new season is going to be something like its 10th installment. To recall, its six-episode predecessor started with mythology episodes while the stand-alone chapters were unveiled in the middle and ended with another mythology episodes.

In response, the actor-producer said he has no idea how the show’s writers are going to lay out the continuation of the science fiction drama, but he thinks that it is “the way to do it.”

The previous season’s problem

Moreover, David Duchovny also revealed the major problem “The X-Files” Season 10 encountered was it only had six episodes to offer.

He admitted that there were a lot of topics the previous season’s first two episodes could tackle, but it was repeatedly reminding viewers of its problems, characters, and their issues. “It was a lot of treading water that had to be done to satisfy both old and new viewers,” he explained. And when they did what they must, they were already halfway through with it.

But, he bragged that “The X-Files” Season 11 would be great, more relaxed, and would definitely be a better season compared to its predecessor. Now that Fox has ordered 10 episodes, fans can expect “a little bit of recap and a little bit of refresher.”

Duchovny’s directorial and writing stint

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, David Duchovny revealed that he is neither writing nor directing any of “The X-Files” Season 11’s new 10 episodes.

However, it is not because that he doesn’t want to, but it just simply didn’t come together. “I always say if I have an idea, I would love to write and direct it,” he told the publication. In fact, he already has a plan in mind, but it is actually for a movie and might be hard to make into a series. It might take a lot of work as he has to add his and Gillian Anderson’s characters as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Also, he has to fit his concept into a 45-minute episode. "In the end, I couldn’t see how it would work,” he admitted.