Annabeth Gish Returns to The X-Files

Annabeth Gish will reprise her role as FBI Agent Monica Reyes when The X-Files returns to FOX in January

As rumored for some time, Annabeth Gish is officially set to reprise her role as FBI Agent Monica Reyes on FOX‘s revival of “The X-Files.” Look for the series to return January 24, 2016 with the first of six all new episodes. 

The Monica Reyes character first appeared midway through “The X-Files'” eighth season in an episode titled “This Is Not Happening.” At the time, leading man David Duchovny had left the series with Robert Patrick stepping in as Agent Scully’s new partner, John Doggett. By the ninth season, Annabeth Gish was a series regular herself with Doggett and Reyes offering a gender-swapped slant on the show’s believer/skeptic dynamic.

Despite plans for Annabeth Gish’s return, it appears unlikely that Robert Patrick will be back as well.

“I’ll set the record straight with you,” the actor recently said in an interview with The Mary Sue“I’m not going to do it. …I’m very happy with the job I have. I’m on CBS—that’s a different network—and I’m content and happy and I don’t really see a reason to go and revisit that show. It’s not that I wouldn’t be interested … I just don’t know what the reason is do to both at the same time.”

“The X-Files” originally premiered on FOX in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.

Anderson and Duchovny are both slated to reprise their roles alongisde Mitch Pileggi returning as Walter Skinner, William B. Davis coming back as the Cigarette-Smoking Man and Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood and Dean Haglund reprising their as “The Lone Gunmen.” Confirmed guest stars also include Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Joel McHale (“Community”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”) and Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”).

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