The numbers are real bad, guys.
One of your all-time favorite sci-fi series may have just become a problematic fave. Earlier this week, a report from TV Line revealed that the writers of the next season of The X-Files will be all men.
Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, and James Wong — all X-Files veterans who also worked on the previous season of the series — will return to help write Season 11. Gabe Rotter (a writers assistant on Season 9), Benjamin Van Allen (a writers assistant on Season 8), and Brad Follmer (Carter's personal assistant during Season 8 and 9) are the newest recruits.
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Kim Newton, Sara B. Cooper, Marilyn Osborn, Valerie Mayhew, Vivian Mayhew, Jessica Scott, Margaret Fearon, Anne Simon, and Gillian Anderson (the actor behind co-lead Dr. Dana Scully) are the women who earned writing credits for their work on The X-Files.
Then this morning, Anderson took to Twitter to call attention to The X-Files‘s lack of women directors.