Explaining her departure from the series and ruling out any future return, Anderson said:
“Why? There’s lots of things I want to do in my life and in my career. It’s been an extraordinary character, but there’s lots of things to do and I don’t want to be tied down doing one thing.”
As Chris (Carter) has said, [The Season 10] short stack of episodes felt like learning to walk again and the decision of 10 felt like a pace where we’re up and running.”
“It wasn’t suggested that now is a new series, but I’m serious. I’m finished.”
Series creator Chris Carter and FOX bosses have already stated that The X-Files doesn’t exist without Dana Scully, meaning no Season 12 un-cancellation for the show.
Despite the cancellation, Carter has hinted that the upcoming series finale will end on a cliffhanger.