"Mitch Pileggi will come back," Duchovny said while on David Letterman hawking his new album, "and the Cigarette Smoking Man – if this means anything to anyone – will be coming back." Which means that Pileggi, who grimaced and frowned through the whole run of the series as Skinner, is now confirmed for the new "event series" version of the show that should be shooting this summer.
William B. Davis, meanwhile, played the enigmatic, dangerous chain-smoking conspiracy guardian who we slowly learned more about over the course of the series, though he was seemingly killed in the series finale, so he may appear in flashbacks or – perhaps more likely – faked his own death.
Series creator Chris Carter is back in charge of the show, which doesn't as yet have a set air date. As always, watch this pace.