Carol Banker and Holly Dale have signed on to direct two episodes of The X-Files in Season 11. According to TVLine, Ms. Banker worked as a script supervisor on the show and was a director on The Lone Gunmen. Ms. Dale is new to the series but has many TV director credits, including episodes Grimm, Timeless, and Reign.

The addition of Banker and Dale bump the number of women directors to 4, with Gillian Anderson and Michelle MacLaren helming episodes in Season 7 and Season 9.

 Welcome back, Monica Reyes! Annabeth Gish shared the news of her return on Instagram. We don't know how many episodes we'll get with the former agent, but let's hope this time we get a little more whale song and fewer cigarettes....

Dollars to donuts we’d be happy to see Doggett again. Robert Patrick has indicated he would be open to returning to the role of Special Agent John Doggett. In an interview with TVInsider, Patrick says “I think the world of Chris, and I certainly loved the experience on The X-Files, I see no reason to not go back and do it.” He hasn’t yet been contacted by Chris Carter but says he’s willing if that phone call comes. You can find more details here.

We last saw Doggett with Monica Reyes helping Mulder and Scully go into hiding at the end of Season 9′s “The Truth.” He was missed in Season 10. Maybe his appearance would be to rescue Reyes from the clutches of the Cigarette Smoking Man? In the meantime, Robert Patrick has been busy as Agent Cabe Gallo on Scorpion on CBS.

David Duchovny and Dirk Maggs, who worked on the Audible book, held a panel at San Diego Comic Con on July 22nd. Check out our photos and live tweets from the audience here.

If The X-Files: Cold Cases left you wanting more, you’re in luck! Audible has announced a sequel to the first audio book called “Stolen Lives.” This next chapter continues along the path outlined in the Season 10 comics. “Stolen Lives” will be available on October 3, 2017, but you can pre-order here.

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