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Season 11: Mitch Pileggi Confirmed

Mitch Pileggi is confirmed for Season 11. Pileggi has closed a deal to return for the eleventh season, which begins filming soon. It is worth noting that Skinner is one of three characters to appear in all eleven seasons of the series, alongside David Duchovny’s Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Scully.

Skinner Season 10

Season 11 Officially Announced by FOX

Official: The X-Files is returning, FOX has announced. The 10-episode installment will air during the 2017-2018 season. Production is set to begin this summer. “[…] we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter […]”, David Madden, FOX Entertainment President, said via statement. The network has also released a teaser poster for Season 11.


Mark Snow’s Season 10 Soundtrack

La-La Land Records is releasing the soundtrack album for Season 10 on April 25. The 2-CD set features music from each episode of the tenth season. All new music has the input of long-time The X-Files composer Mark Snow.

Track listing:

Disc One

10×1 – “My Struggle”

1. Prologue (2:59)
2. The X-Files Main Title (Season 9) (0:36)
3. Ride to Roswell (2:09)
4. Call to Mulder (1:49)
5. Sveta (4:31)
6. Sveta Exam (1:47)
7. Alien Replica Vehicle/Element 115 (3:09)
8. Lab Labors (2:16)
9. Sveta’s Story (3:17)
10. Mulder’s Office (1:58)
11. Deep Throat (2:35)
12. Home Fire (1:55)
13. Conspiracy Montage (5:14)
14. Sveta Confesses (1:48)
15. Parking Garage (2:26)
16. Sveta Gets Zapped (1:18)
17. Smoking Man (0:44)

10×2 – “Founder’s Mutation”

18. Insecure Insecurity (2:30)
19. Hand Message (3:33)
20. Pull the Thread/Semi-Alien Boy (10:04)
21. Capsules (5:01)
22. Aquaiescent (1:46)
23. A Mother Never Forgets (2:23)
24. The Farm House/Catching Kyle (3:32)
25. The Real Molly (2:46)
26. Mulder’s Memories (2:47)

Disc Two

10×4 – “Home Again”

1. City Shower Services (1:15)
2. No Prints/The Call (2:17)
3. Extubation (0:37)
4. Remorse (1:41)
5. Sub-Urban (3:05)
6. Tulku (3:33)
7. More Remorse (2:20)

10×5 “Babylon”

8. Prayer (1:13)
9. Einstein/Miller (2:01)
10. Mugwump (5:02)
11. Evacuation (3:25)
12. Ummu (2:48)
13. Motel (1:35)
14. Walk With Me (1:24)

10×6 – “My Struggle II”

15. Recap (1:31)
16. Scully’s Story (2:27)
17. Fed Ford/Alien American DNA (4:35)
18. Vaccine Alienation/One-Class Infection (2:27)
19. Smokin’ God (6:58)
20. The Spartan Virus (7:48)
21. Crispr Cas9 (6:33)
22. William Is Out There (4:32)
23. The X-Files End Credits (New Orbit) (0:35)
24. I Made This/20th Century Fox Fanfare* (0:08)

10×3 – “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster”

25. Bonus Track: Suite (4:32)

*Music Composed by Alfred Newman

Season 10 Soundtrack Artwork

The X-Files: Cold Cases Audiobook

The X-Files: Cold Cases, an original production by Audible, stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (Cigarette-Smoking Man), and Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood (Lone Gunmen). Cold Cases is set after the events of The X-Files: I Want to Believe, providing a backstory to the characters’ lives between the 2008 movie and last year’s miniseries revival. The plot revolves around a “database breach at FBI headquarters [that] allows an unknown group to access and capitalize on those investigations left unsolved – dubbed cold cases – by the secret department once known as The X-Files. As friends and foes of the agency long thought gone begin to inexplicably reappear, former agents Mulder and Scully come out of anonymity to face a growing conspiracy that involves not only their former department but the US government and forces not of this world”. The audiobook will be released on July 18.

The X-Files Cold Cases Artwork

Digital Spy: “Pilot” Is Included in “The 11 Best First Episodes in TV History” List

“Pilot” has been included in Digital Spy’s “The 11 Best First Episodes in TV History” list. The publication noted that the series “came into existence perfectly formed” when referring to the pilot episode.


IndieWire: “Improbable” Included in “TV’s 12 Best Musical Episodes” List

“Improbable” has been included in IndieWire’s “TV’s 12 Best Musical Episodes” list. The publication calls the stand-alone episode “quirky with occasionally downright goofy moments courtesy of [Burt] Reynolds.”


Season 11: Ten Episodes and Key Slot in Fall 2017

TVWise has provided more information about Season 11:
• Official pick-up expected within weeks
• More traditional episode order – ten episodes
• Spring/Mid-2017 production start in Vancouver, Canada
• Key slot on FOX’s 2017 Fall schedule

31 Days of Halloween, Day 26: “Via Negativa” – Season 8

Synopsis | Doggett and Skinner try to avert the mysterious murder spree of a drug-induced cult leader who leaves no trace of evidence at the crime scenes.
Trivia | Curiously, Frank Spotnitz was inspired to write “Via Negativa” after a tube of toothpaste that, when opened, would have blood come out; since he was unable to think of any real-world scenario involving that idea, he eventually came up with the episode’s concept of dreams and nightmares. It is one of Robert Patrick’s favorite episodes.
Quotes | Doggett: [to Skinner] “Just ’cause I’m assigned to the X-Files you want me to think like Scully or Mulder would. You got the wrong guy. I need facts, not wild ideas.”
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31 Days of Halloween, Day 25: “Roadrunners” – Season 8

Synopsis | Scully evades Doggett’s help in pursuing a dangerous cult that worships a slug-like creature.
Trivia | Some cameramen freaked out during the production of “Roadrunners” due to its graphic nature. The parasitic creature was designed to look like a banana slug, and was created via animatronics.
Quotes | Scully: “Look, I, uh… I wanted to apologize. I… I left you out of this case, and that was a mistake on my part. It was almost a fatal mistake.” Doggett: “It was. You screwed up.” Scully: “And I won’t do it again.” Doggett: “I appreciate it.”
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