Don't give up, Doggett fans. Earlier this summer we reported that Robert Patrick was open to returning to the role of John Doggett in Season 11. Now TVLine has learned the X-Files crew has been working to make that happen. A scheduling conflict with Scorpion scrapped an earlier appearance. Chris Carter told TVLine, "I actually wrote him into an episode" but had to redo that when Patrick was unavailable due to commitments with Scorpion. Patrick is reportedly "game" to try again though. Read more from TVLine here.
We're crossing our fingers for a Doggett return. Annabeth Gish is back as Monica Reyes and maybe Doggett's presence is just the thing Reyes needs to return from the dark side.
With a show as secretive as The X-Files, trying to get many details about what to expect in the new season is like trying to get CGB Spender to give up his cigarettes. You can try but it probably won’t work! X-Files News participated in the press room event at New York Comic Con and spoke with Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi, and Chris Carter about Season 11. You can check out the videos of the full-length interviews too but here are some of the highlights.
The new season gets off to a quick start with a mythology episode that tackles the cliffhanger from “My Struggle 2.” Creator, Chris Carter, said he had a plan in mind even before Season 11 was a sure thing and hinted a rewatch of that episode would provide an answer. “You’ll see if you went back to look at the cliffhanger, you’ll see exactly where I set up what happens in episode one of Season 11.” Gillian Anderson joked that her reaction on reading the first script was, “what the f*ck?” while Mitch Pileggi called the episode a “head spinner.”
Before David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and Chris Carter took to the stage for a panel at New York Comic Con they spoke with reporters during a press room round table session. XFN took part in the discussions where we talked about Season 11, how the characters have grown over the years, David Duchovny's advice for Season One Mulder, Gillian Anderson's thoughts on adding more women to the X-Files crew, Mitch Pileggi's thoughts on the Skinner-centric episode and much more. Find the full length interviews after the jump.