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Posted On: April 20, 2015 | Author: mitch pileggi online

The Mitch Man himself has confirmed his involvement in the six episode revival of THE X-FILES. Variety has picked up the story as well. Mitch’s funny tweet went like this:

Then later he had this to say:

At any rate, good to see our favourite bald G-Man will be back. Long live Walter Skinner!

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Posted On: April 05, 2015 | Author: mitch pileggi online

On behalf of ARTISAN I’d like to wish Mitch a Happy Birthday. He turns a ripe young 63 today and looks better than ever. I’m hoping he has the greatest day possible with Arlene and Sawyer. He deserves all the best.

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Posted On: April 03, 2015 | Author: mitch pileggi online

Well I knew it was too good to be true. According to David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) Mitch isn’t confirmed…yet, for the reboot of THE X-FILES. After his appearance on The Letterman Show on Tuesday night, he has said he misspoke on Mitch’s inclusion.

‘The X-Files’ Star David Duchovny ‘Not Sure’ If Mitch Pileggi And William B. Davis Have Signed Up For The Revival Yet

Christian Saclao , Design & Trend
Apr, 03, 2015, 05:53 AM

During his Tuesday appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman,” David Duchovny said that Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis are returning for the upcoming “The X-Files” revival on Fox. But in a more recent interview at NBC’s Summer Press Day in Pasadena, Calif., the 54-year-old actor coiled back a bit on the spoilers.

“I’m not even sure they’re signed up yet, I guess I spoke out of turn,” Duchovny told Variety on Thursday, April 2. “But I assume they will. I assume we’ll have as many people as we can. The show is the show.”

Pileggi played FBI assistant director Walter Skinner on the Chris Carter-created series, which originally run from 1993 to 2002.

Davis, on the other hand, played the cigarette-smoking man who is the primary antagonist of the show. The villain also serves as the arch-nemesis of Duchovny’s character, FBI special agent Fox Mulder.

In the show’s sixth season, the real name of Davis’ character is disclosed to be C.G.B. Spender, but fans continue to refer to him as the smoking man because he is almost always seen chain-smoking Morley’s, a fictional brand of cigarette. Like other series villains, Spender also has multiple aliases, including Cancer Man, CSM and C-Man.

When asked if “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan will join the creative team of the six-episode reboot, Duchovny said, “I don’t know. I don’t know.”

But actually, Gilligan has already expressed his interest in joining the limited series.

“I would love to be involved,” the 48-year-old Primetime Emmy winner said in an interview with “The X-Files” fan site The X-Files Lexicon in February. “I don’t know with my current schedule, if I necessarily could be involved, but I got to tell you I hope that is the case.”

“And [if] it works out that there [are] more X-Files in the offing… even if I weren’t involved, I can tell you as a fan, I’d be right there with my Dr. Pepper and my big bowl of popcorn, and the lights dimmed down low,” Gilligan added.

Prior to creating “Breaking Bad” and its spinoff “Better Call Saul,” Gilligan worked as a writer, director and producer for “The X-Files.”

Filming on the series is set to kick off in Vancouver this summer for a 2016 release.

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Posted On: April 02, 2015 | Author: mitch pileggi online

I am a happy camper this evening. Just found this.

Pileggi, Davis, Patrick, Gish return for X-Files

Mitch Pileggi and William B.Davis will be back as Skinner and The Cigarette Smoking Man, respectively, in Fox’s “X-Files” sequel series.

Star David Duchovny revealed the new inclusions on David Letterman’s show this week, reiterating that many of the originals from the original show – aside from himself and Gillian Anderson – will reprise their roles for the new six-episode series.

Also expected to reprise their roles from the original run, Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish, who TV Line says have been signed to return as Doggett and Reyes.

“The X-Files” begins filming this Summer in Vancouver.

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Posted On: April 01, 2015 | Author: mitch pileggi online

Well, it’s been confirmed by David Duchovny that Mitch will indeed be returning to the limited series run of the rebooted THE X-FILES. I for one could not be happier. It’ll be nice to see where The Skinman falls in the return and what Mitch will look like. He’d better be Director of the FBI. Just kidding. In any case I’m just just glad we have confirmation. Now my next happy dance will be done when I find out both Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish will be back. And what happened to William….

David Duchovny reveals Walter Skinner, the Smoking Man will return for ‘X-Files’ reboot

As excitement surrounding “The X-Files” return to TV continues to escalate, the show’s star, David Duchovny, revealed some of the other original cast members making a comeback.

“Gillian and I, we’re original,” he told David Letterman Tuesday about the obvious inclusion of him and co-star Gillian Anderson, who played FBI Special Agent Dana Scully throughout the nine seasons of the TV series and in both feature films.

Duchovny, who will reprise his role as Agent Fox Mulder, said, “Mitch Pileggi will come back, and the cigarette-smoking man — if that means anything to anyone — will be coming back.”

For fans, the Smoking Man’s return means a whole lot. The villainous character played by William B. Davis is Agent Mulder’s arch-nemesis, who has multiple aliases, including Cancer Man, CSM or C-Man in addition to the two previously mentioned.

His real name, C.G.B. Spender, was revealed in 1999 during season six, after being exposed to an alien artifact on the hit Fox sci-fi series. But fans continued calling him the Smoking Man since he was always shown chain-smoking Morley’s, a fictional brand of cigarettes.

It may come as a bit of a surprise to fans that Smoking Man’s coming back since he appeared to be killed by a helicopter rocket in the 2002 series finale.

“No one really dies on ‘X-Files,'” the show’s creator Chris Carter previously said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Pileggi will return to play his role as FBI Assistant Director Walter Sergei Skinner for the show’s 6-episode event set to begin filming in Vancouver this summer for a 2016 release.

“It’s a strange phenomenon that people still want to see those characters,” Duchovny told Letterman. “But I’m grateful.”

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Posted On: March 28, 2015 | Author: mitch pileggi online

While going through some of my computer files, I noticed I hadn’t yet posted these to the gallery. My bad. The event is from 1996 with Mitch attending a signing of THE X-FILES release of the video Abduction. Mitch wasn’t there alone though. Joining him was fellow THE X-FILES co-star Nick Lea (Alex Krycek). Enjoy the eye candy.

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Posted On: March 28, 2015 | Author: mitch pileggi online

This is good news and what I’ve been hoping. Looks like not only David Duchovney (Fox Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) and Mitch are returning, looks like both Robert Patrick (John Doggett) and Annabeth Gish (Monica Reyes) are being rumored to be returning to THE X-FILES 2015. Please let this hurry up and happen!

‘The X-Files’ Revival: Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish & Mitch Pileggi Eyed To Return

EXCLUSIVE: Now that the official greenlight from Fox has arrived – after extremely lengthy talks between Chris Carter, the network and 20th Century Fox Television – the rest of the pieces of the puzzle that is The X-Files revival are starting to fall into place.

With David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson confirmed to be returning to their iconic roles, the inevitable question of whether or not any further cast members will reprise their roles is lingering. TVWise can reveal that three key X-Files alums are presently being eyed to reprise their roles in the six episode event series.

Those three cast members are none other than Robert Patrick (From Dusk Till Dawn), Annabeth Gish (The Bridge) and Mitch Pileggi (Sons Of Anarchy).

The X-Files 2016 TeaserRobert Patrick and Annabeth Gish were main cast members for the final two seasons, playing the parts of Special Agent John Doggett and Special Agent Monica Reyes, respectively. While Mitch Pileggi, of course, played FBI Assistant Director Skinner from the closing episodes of the first season onwards.

While sources have stated that the trio are being eyed to reprise their roles, it should be stressed that none of them have deals in place as of yet. In fact, studio insiders tell me that there are no deals in place for anyone outside of Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. The deal making process will be getting underway in the days and weeks ahead, with some of the actors thus far only receiving feelers to see if they would be available.

Given that, the exact level of their involvement in the revival (assuming the deals close) remains a little uncertain. Sources have indicated that Robert Patrick, for instance, would perhaps appear in a limited number of episodes if he agreed to return, in part because of his contractual obligations to CBS and their drama series Scorpion – which has already been picked up for a second season.

In addition, I have confirmed that William B. Davis, well known for his role as CGB Spender/Cigarette Smoking Man, is also being lined up to appear in the revival (Davis himself revealed this is an interview in his native Canada in the past few days). But like the other three actors there is no formal deal as of yet – it is still early days after all.

William B Davis – X-FilesBeyond casting other pieces are starting to fall in place. Scouts are presently up in Vancouver and I’m told that the production will be receiving some funding by way of a tax credits programme from the Canadian Government. In addition a number of writers are currently in talks to join the production team. One such writer is Glen Morgan, who recently created the BBC America series Intruders. From what I’m told he may also serve as an executive producer alongside Chris Carter, but I’ve yet to hear confirmation on that.

Frank Spotnitz’s involvement remains something of a question mark. I hear that both Chris Carter and Fox want him back, but his commitments to Tandem’s Crossing Lines and his recently green-lit Amazon series The Man In The High Castle make it difficult. Even so, my sources are hopeful that he will return in “at least a limited capacity”. Equally, I hear that another successful and busy X-Files alum, Howard Gordon, will not be involved.

As for the some of the finer details, no one is talking on the specific plot points beyond the fact that the revival will address the lingering storylines left by the initial nine season run and both feature films. That said, I’m told that Carter’s comment in the official press release was misconstrued by some outlets and that the series will consist of both mythology and stand-alone (or “Monster Of The Week”) episodes.

There is also early chatter about a streaming deal for the revival. Presently the original nine season run is available of both Netflix and Amazon Prime in the US, but a deal for exclusive streaming rights is expected to be hammered out in the months ahead. It is early days and it’s not clear if Amazon or Netflix would have the edge here, but the deal will be worth “big money”.

Finally, the studio’s international distribution division (Twentieth Century Fox International Television Distribution) is already bracing for a large number of international deals to close soon after the LA Screenings in May; with The X-Files revival widely expected to be the hottest US scripted drama on the international marketplace for the year ahead.

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Posted On: March 25, 2015 | Author: mitch pileggi online

Well, he’s back! Our favourite bald G-Man will be back in the new THE X-FILES reboot. Mitch and Vanity Fair have confirmed that AD Walter Freaking Skinner will be back, and I for one am pleased. The article is from Vanity Fair. Also back will be David Duchovney (Fox Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) and series creator, Chris Carter. No word on Robert Patrick (John Doggett) or Annabeth Gish (Monica Reyes), though I’m truly hoping they will be. Loved Mitch’s response.

Ha ha. Very funny Mitch!

The X-Files Reboot Is Officially Happening!

by Joanna Robinson

After years of fanboy wishes, months of rumors, and weeks of negotiations, it’s finally official: The X-Files is getting a reboot and it’s just the kind you want.

There’s always a concern when a popular older property gets rebooted that our nostalgia-colored glasses won’t be enough to sustain a new incarnation. In other words, for every ratings blockbuster like J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek, there are less successful efforts like Arrested Development Season 4. But Fox is wisely bringing back their seminal sci-fi series for a very limited run, six episodes only, and the whole gang, including Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi (!!!), and creator Chris Carter are back. If those six episodes do well, who knows? We might see little self-contained Mulder and Scully reunions every few years.

The limited-series aspect is likely not only a creative decision, but a practical one. One of the major sticking points in the reboot negotiations were the busy schedules of the show’s major players. (Particularly Anderson who already has major roles in two currently running series: BBC’s The Fall and NBC’s Hannibal.) Duchovny also joked, “We’re all old, we don’t have the energy for a full season.”

Speaking about the lengthy hiatus between the end of Season 9 and this reboot, Carter told The Hollywood Reporter, “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

The show has had an undeniable cultural impact, having launched the career of Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan and influenced prolific show-runners like Joss Whedon and Russell T. Davies, so its return will be greeted eagerly by its loyal fan base. But will the reboot address any of the lingering mythology questions left unanswered by the original series? And, given Carter’s evident commitment to the show’s strangeness, is it too much to hope that he’ll bring back fan-favorite writer Darin Morgan to help lean into the weird? The truth is out there, now it’s just a matter of waiting patiently.

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