David Duchovny may have jumped the gun earlier this week when he revealed "The X-Files" veterans Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis will return for the upcoming Fox revival.
“I’m not even sure they’re signed up yet," the actor admitted to Variety. "I guess I spoke out of turn. But I assume they will. I assume we’ll have as many people as we can. The show is the show.”
Indeed, while Duchovny, co-star Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter are crucial elements, it's difficult to imagine "The X-Files" without secondary characters like FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner and the delightfully menacing Cigarette-Smoking Man.
While the revival, which will in all probability include Pileggi and Davis, was announced last month as just six episodes, Duchovny didn't rule out the possibility of a longer run.
“Six to me sounds very doable at any walk of my life," he said. "It’s not a great hardship in terms of time. I would hope it will be successful, I would hope we could continue, but right now, I’m just looking at it, as these six, and then we’ll see what happens.”