The Lone Gunmen To Appear In ‘The X-Files’ Revival

The Lone GunmenFox is bringing back a trio of fan favourite characters for their The X-Files revival.

Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood and Tom Braidwood have all signed on to reprise their roles as Langly, Byers and Frohike – known collectively as The Lone Gunmen – in the six episode revival, which is currently in production in Vancouver, Canada for a January premiere on Fox.

The trio appeared in more than 30 episode of The X-Files between 1994 and 2002, and they even toplined their own short-lived spin-off titled The Lone Gunmen in 2001 (though it was cancelled after only 13 episodes). It is not immediately clear how many episodes they will appear in, but the fact that they are reprising their roles open up some interesting questions, especially as the three character were killed off in the ninth season.

It’s worth noting, however, that series creator Chris Carter has previously stated in a number of interviews that “no one really dies on The X-Files” and he faced a similar dilemma in bringing back Canadian actor William B. Davis, whose character CGB Spender/The Cigarette Smoking Man was similarly killed off in the series finale back in May 2002.

The three actors are the latest confirmed cast additions to The X-Files revival. Just yesterday, it was revealed that Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People) and Lauren Ambrose (Dig) had been cast as a pair of FBI agents; joining previously announced guest stars Joel McHale (Community), Annet Mahendru (The Americans), Rhys Darby (Flight Of The Conchords), Aliza Vellani (iZombie) and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley).

  • james

    Hopefully this X Files resurrection will not end up as a spoof of itself, basically this limited season show will attract the aging devotees of decades past but the X Files original esoteric storyline may not be fully understood by younger viewers used to the simpler ‘Zombie’ genre. As most of the Alien mystery has been revealed any horror interludes which eventually gave us the Millennium spin-off will have plenty of competition for shock value from shows elsewhere. This refreshed look at Alien conspiracy and Earths invasion could possibly become too much for Chris Carter, but then the veteran main cast might not be keen to make a follow up extended season of X Files either.