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Skinner’s Back: Mitch Pileggi Returning To X-Files Reboot

An X Files favourite has signed up to the series reboot – with Mitch Pileggi confirming he’s returning as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner. Fans of concluded biker drama Sons Of Anarchy will have seen Pileggi on screen there for the past few years in the role of Ernest Darby.

The actor has appeared in all series of the cult sci-fi show – as well as the films – and he’s tweeted he’s ‘very happy’ to sign up.

The tweet (below) read: “Very happy to announce that Walter Skinner will once again be getting all grumpy and bitchy with his two wayward kids. Very happy.”

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Mulder and Scully for the six episode series.