Want more proof that The X-Files mini-series is doing it right? Well, first the sweet…
Well, how about this, Langly (Dean Haglund), Frohike (Tom Braidwood) and Byers (Bruce Harwood) AKA The Lone Gunmen, are coming back!
The Hacktivists who helped Mulder and Scully from time to time – and had a single season spinoff series – are coming back to help the duo solve more spooky goings on.
Actor Dean Haglund confirmed today that the trio are coming back, 13 years after they were last seen: “Today they contacted us. We’re shooting July 28th. The Gunmen are in the final six!”
The trio were of course thought dead, but the official X-Files Season Ten from IDW comics already established that they were alive and well.
Other casting news… (continues after pic)
It seems that, just to bump up the nerdy expectation, Six Feet Under’s Lauren Ambrose and The Flash’s Robbie Amell will guest star in episode four as FBI Agents Einstein and Miller.
In other cool news, X-Files super fan, Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani, host of The X-Files Podcast, has revealed that he will star in Episode three, written and directed by Darin Morgan, and called ‘Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster’.
Check out Nanjiani’s very cool Tweet below (continues after pic)
The lighting is weird because there is a UFO right above our heads. pic.twitter.com/uCW9kTyCJL
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) July 18, 2015
Now, for the sour…
Actor Robert Patrick has confirmed that Agent Doggett will not be coming back for the new series, sadly.
Doggett and Reyes (Annabeth Gish) took over (mostly) the series for the final two seasons back in 2000. Though there’s no word on Gish, at the minute it’s unlikely she’ll appear.