Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish) will also be back, following her appearance in season 10's finale helping Scully develop a vaccine for the Spartan virus (the spread of which she'd previously helped enable, the swine).(As for her former partner, Robert Patrick has said he's "game" to return as John Doggett, last seen in the original show's 2002 finale, and Chris Carter has also spoken of his desire to revisit the character.)The return of both 'The Cigarette Smoking Man' (William B Davis) and the 'Lone Gunmen' (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood) has also been confirmed.
"We play with that relationship [in the event series].We put some of the tension back in that was relieved by them being together. It’s something that I came up with; I had been thinking about it.As for new characters, Academy Award-nominated Hollywood legend Barbara Hershey has been cast in season 11 as Erika Price, a power-player from an unnamed shady organisation. Karin Konoval - who previously appeared on the show back in season 4 - will be returning for series 11, though playing a new character.(She previously appeared as a mutant-breeding amputee kept under a bed in 'Home' - an episode that proved so controversial that Fox promised never to air it ever again.)"While Karen Konoval won't be reprising her role as the mother-under-the-bed in the fan-favourite episode 'Home', she will be returning in a tour-de-force performance in an early episode.James Wong is also returning for two episodes, and he's revealed a little bit about the structure of the new series."You know, we want do to mythology stories and stories that connect with each other, but I think we're still interested in doing standalone stories."I think the second episode I do will be more of a standalone story, and the first one will have some connections to the mythology, but not as connected as Chris's episodes."Following up on this, Fox entertainment chairman David Madden has confirmed that eight of the ten new episodes will be standalone Monster-of-the-Week stories unconnected to the show's alien mythology.
(That 10-episode run, by the way, is a bumper order compared to the previous year's six-episode season.)Madden also confirmed that season 11 will pick up directly where season 10's cliffhanger ending left off.
Revealed by Entertainment Weekly, the adjacent narratives are both set in the spring of 1979; when paranoia surrounding serial murders, the occult, and government conspiracies lit up the news networks.
The novel promises to essentially act as origin stories for the pair, marking the life-changing experiences that propelled both towards a career in the FBI.
That said, Anderson has insisted this'll be her final outing as Scully - so either season 11 is the show's last outing or the show will once again have to work around Scully's absence. Some better news: , and was a key cast member in both movies, the Fox TV reunion season and a just-released series of audio plays too.
Skinner remains one of the only genuine allies that Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) can count on to have their backs when monsters or alien colonists close in on them.
season 11 is a sure thing, because Fox have actually properly officially confirmed it and so we're off to the woods to get abducted by aliens in celebration.