‘The X-Files’ Revival: Mitch Pileggi to Reprise Role on Fox

Mitch Pileggi The X-Files Revival
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Mitch Pileggi will reprise his role as Walter Skinner in Fox’s upcoming six-episode “X-Files” revival.

Pileggi announced he would rejoin the cast on Twitter on Monday, saying, “Walter Skinner will once again be getting all grumpy and bitchy with his two wayward kids.”

Rumors of Pileggi’s return ran wild sans confirmation since March, when David Duchovny let slip to David Letterman that Pileggi and “the Cigarette-Smoking Man” would rejoin the show. Shortly after, Duchovny backpedaled in an interview with Variety.

“I’m not even sure they’re signed up yet. I guess I spoke out of turn,” he said. “But I assume they will. I assume we’ll have as many people as we can.”

Pileggi will join Duchovny and co-lead Gillian Anderson, who previously confirmed their participation in the revival.

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  1. fredfitch says:

    Can’t feel the slightest interest in this ‘revival’ of something that needs to be radically rebooted, with an entirely new cast, if it’s going to come back at all. Pileggi was present during the final horrible seasons of the show, and he was in the last flop movie as well. His presence is just going to be one more distraction from the fact that they have no more stories to tell.

  2. Excellent news! I always dug his character

  3. Barry says:

    Skinner was just as important a character as Mulder and Scully. I’m glad he’s back.

  4. jackie keel says:

    I can’t wait !!! So excited. I love watching X Files !!! Welcome back !!

  5. kamiamaya says:

    I’m probably in the minority, but I would love to see Doggett come back!

  6. Big Daddy D says:

    WHAT???? X-FILES IS COMING BACK??? First Heroes..Now this???? Omigod..Omigod..Omigod!!!

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