When it was formally announced that Fox’s beloved sci-fi drama “The X-Files” would be returning for a new, six episode run on the network, the internet seemed to let out a collective cheer. Franchise fans in particular seemed to rejoice at the fact that series creator Chris Carter would seek to put some lingering story arcs to rest after years of letting them hang, and the fact that we’ll be able to see Mulder and Scully at it again should be enough to make the general television audience pretty satisfied: not a remake, not a reboot, but as a solid continuation.
While it was clear in the initial announcement that Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson would all be back and involved, no other information was available as far as other characters from the show returning to the cast. Now, though, we have two more names we can look forward to seeing again. After an appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” Duchovny revealed that both Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis — who played assistant FBI director Walter Skinner and the elusive “Cigarette Smoking Man,” respectively — will be making their way back to the show alongside the main characters.
Outside of that, Duchovny expressed gratefulness to the fans of the show, old and new alike, for still wanting to see the show’s characters after so many years off of the television airwaves. When asked if he ever thought the show would come back, Duchovny dryly replied that as soon as they developed Spanx, he “knew [he] had a shot at coming back.” See the mentions of “The X-Files” below.
The new, six-episode series is expected to go into production this summer. For more on this as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation!
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