We reported a while ago that the X-Files was coming back for a short 6-episode TV series. Back then we knew that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were coming back together with the series creator Chris Carter. Now we have more news.
Carter has confirmed that Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) are also returning to the series. Though I’m sure that the Cigareette Smoking Man will reappear in some spectacular X-file-ish type way as I remember him blowing up.
According to Carter, the new show will be an “ongoing Mulder and Scully conspiracy series” with a few standalone episodes,“It will all be of a piece, meaning that it won’t feel disconnected.”
The really interesting thing is that Carter tells us that there is a big chance that we will also be seeing the The Lone Gunmen.
Not much on IMDB about the show yet, but we do have a cast list for all six episodes. That doesn’t mean we won’t see more to come, but it gives us a good idea of what to expect.
William B. Davis – Smoking Man (6 episodes )
Mitch Pileggi – Walter Skinner (6 episodes )
Gillian Anderson – Dana Scully (6 episodes )
David Duchovny – Fox Mulder (6 episodes )
Annabeth Gish – Monica Reyes (6 episodes )
Robert Patrick – John Doggett (6 episodes )
Alan Dale – Toothpick Man (1 episode )
Jeff Gulka – Gibson Praise (1 episode )
Dakota House – Eric Hosteen (1 episode )
Morris Panych – The Grey-Haired Man (1 episode)
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with this mini-series.
All images courtesy of IMDB and Fox