Familiar “X-Files” Characters Will Return

It looks like David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson aren’t the only familiar faces from “The X-Files” that are coming back for the six-episode event series revival.

Appearing on David Letterman’s show this week, Duchovny was asked if another other of the original cast will be back. The actor said: “There’s Gillian and I, we’re original. Mitch Pileggi (Skinner) will come back, and the Cigarette-Smoking Man – if that means anything to anyone – will be coming back.”

That’s not the only report today as TV Wise says Annabeth Gish and Robert Patrick are slated to return as special agents Monica Reyes and John Doggett, but the site adds that no deals are in place yet.

Filming on “The X-Files” revival shoots this summer in Vancouver.