Gillian Anderson Not Returning For American Gods Season Two

Gillian Anderson Not Returning For American Gods Season Two

The X-Files star Gillian Anderson, who plays Dana Scully, revealed why season 11 will be her last and she won't return for a season 12. "It didn't feel like we necessarily deliver [ed] everything the fans were expecting of us last time, and so it was that", Anderson said, adding that she couldn't give a definitive answer on her feelings about never playing Dana Scully again.

"A woman who wasn't just the object of man's desire but a strong-willed, smart, courageous woman who was career-driven and fiercely independent", Anderson said of Scully.

As for American Gods, she said: "I'm not doing any more American Gods". "But I'm serious. I'm finished".

Anderson played Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Dana Scully, for the most part opposite David Duchovny's Fox Mulder, for nine seasons and two movies, between 1993 to 2002. I felt that the previous six was going to be it. "It was dipping our toe back in again. and getting to play these wonderful characters again". "I think as [series creator] Chris [Carter] has said himself that short stack of episodes felt like we were leaning how to walk again and that this season of ten [episodes] feels like the pace is up and we're running". Mulder, however, may continue in his search; Duchovny said he was "good either way" if the show continued or ended.

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Anderson also addressed the future of her role in Amazon's American Gods - whose showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green quit after season one - saying that she would not be returning for the second season. Fuller and Green made a decision to quit the series after clashing with producers Fremantle over the show's season two budget.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in a scene from the show X-Files.

"I've tried to say goodbye to Fox Mulder many times and I failed".

While Anderson professed love for Scully as a character, she also expressed a desire to avoid being tied to her forever. It's not as if Anderson has just been sitting around twiddling her thumbs with nothing to do when The X-Files wasn't on TV. While that's not really any worse than most of the other shows on Fox we have to believe (slight X-Files nod intended) that this is a show they were expecting more out of given its fame and pedigree.

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