Mitch Pileggi Officially Returning to ‘The X-Files’

By April 20, 2015

Fans across the world definitely rejoiced when news first broke that the beloved sci-fi series “The X-Files” would be returning to Fox for a special six-episode event series. While we had heard rumors of certain supporting characters coming back to their roles on the show, we hadn’t yet heard any official confirmation on some of them, until now.

Mitch Pileggi, the actor that played assistant FBI director Walter Skinner, will be returning to the role of one of Mulder and Scully’s most important allies when the episodes begin shooting later this year. Announcing his return on Twitter, Pieggi seemed enthused about the prospect of returning to a character that both he and a great many fans seem to enjoy.

So far, the only other confirmed stars to return are the two leads, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Although Duchovny said in an appearance on “Late Night With David Letterman” that both Pileggi and the “Cigarette Smoking Man,” actor William B. Davis, would be returning, he later backpedaled on that statement, later adding that he would “expect them” to come back. Whle Pileggi has turned out to come true, no word has yet been made public about any other actors returning to the characters they played on the series or in either of the two feature films.

The “X-Files” revival is expected to begin shooting this summer, but there’s not yet any official word on a release window. For more on this as it takes shape, keep it locked on GeekNation!

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  • Michael

    Is it going to be only for these 6 episodes? That would be an epic finale….

    • “Event series” tells me that that’s all it is.


    Awwww man the first season won’t be finished for a while since they don’t start recording until this summer. :/

  • Clara

    It’ll definitely be different with a different cast but the right people stayed along for the ride.

  • JKeeldit

    Of course, it can’t be X-Files without Mitch.

  • Annie

    Why did they even discontinue in the first place?

    • Actors move on, contracts get too expensive for networks, people eventually stop watching, you name it.

  • Mildred

    omg the X-Files is coming back?? this changes everything! (:

  • JeffreyJ

    lmao that returning tweet is just priceless!!

  • Lee Steel

    You can’t bring back the show without Skinner. C’mon!