‘The X-Files’ Season 11: Chris Carter Is Failing His Show By Rejecting Diversity and New Voices

Since apparently this needs to be explained, here’s why it matters that the Season 11 writing staff consists only of men who previously worked on the series. Ed Araquel/FOX When Fox revealed this week who exactly would be writing the next season of “The X-Files,” the reaction was relatively polarized: excitement over the return of fan favorites versus dismay that creator Chris Carter had passed up the opportunity to bring new voices into the mix. The creator brought in three former assistants to join returning Season 10 writers Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong. READ MORE: ‘The X-Files’ Season 11 Fills Its Writers’ Room With All-Male Staff For anyone who believes a variety of diverse voices can do a lot to improve the quality of a show’s writing, this move came as a real blow. But it wasn’t really anything new for “ The X-Files .” As noted by Carly Lane at Nerdist , over the course of the show’s original nine seasons, only six women in 202 episodes ever received a writing credit: Marilyn Osborn (“Shapes”) Sara B. Charno (“Aubrey,” “The Calusari”) Kim Newton (“Revelations,” “Quagmire”) Valerie Mayhew & Vivian Mayhew (“Sanguinarium”) Jessica Scott (“Schizogeny,” co-written with […]

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