Bad news sprung for "The X-Files" even before season 11 begins its run on FOX. Star gillian anderson (Agent Dana Scully) indicated that she won't be back for season 12 or beyond anymore.

Gillian Anderson revealed during the New York Comic-Con (NYCC) event over the weekend that she's bidding the show goodbye. She felt that she has done enough of what the fans wanted for "The X-Files."

The actress admitted she initially thought that "The X-Files" will be over for good after the 2016 revival. FOX plotted the show’s return after being off-the-air for 14 years, and the network succeeded.

Unexpected season 11 renewal

Gillian Anderson further said that as much as the fans received the revival with open arms, it surprised her when the show got a season 11 renewal. She thought it was a one-off return.

It surprised her even more that she agreed to do another season. The actress, however, confessed that she's done after "The X-Files" season 11.

"I think this will be it for me," the actress told the NYCC panel, as per TV Guide. She made the statement even as FOX hasn’t given season 12 a go signal.

Gillian Anderson received four Emmy acting nominations as Agent Scully on “The X-Files” from 1996 to 1999. While she never won, her character became a feminist icon. Meanwhile, her co-star David Duchovny (Agent Fox Mulder) has made no comments on her statements.

New season’s focus

"The X-Files" season 11, which will return to FOX in January 2018, will cover more about Scully and Agent Fox Mulder’s son, William. Creator Chris Carter revealed in the same panel that the family dynamics would be explored further and viewers will learn more about the son in this new season, as TV Line reported.

The actor playing William, however, was not yet revealed. In previous seasons of “The X-Files,” kid actors Aiden Longworth and Rowan Longworth played the boy as a 10-year-old and 15-year-old. In the last season, William figured in the recovery of David Duchovny's character. The new teaser, however, hints that an older William might spell trouble.

“You have to find him, and you have to stop him before he releases hell on Earth,” Scully told Mulder in the teaser, which FOX unleashed at the New York Comic-Con.

The X-Files” season 11 will consist of 10 episodes, where two are about a mythological story arch and eight are standalone stories. The show will also be introducing Barbara Hershey as the villain, while one of the Lone Gunmen will also mark his return.

A confirmed premiere date and schedule for “The X-Files” season 11 has not yet been announced.