'The X-Files' Season 11: Robert Patrick Open to Returning as Doggett
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: (L - R) Agent John Doggett (Robert Patrick), Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) search for the missing Agent Mulder in part two of the season premiere of THE X-FILES which originally aired Sunday, Nov. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2000FOX BROADCASTING CR:Larry WatsonFOX
When The X-Files returned for its six-episode Season 10 in 2016, one key agent was MIA: Robert Patrick's Agent John Doggett.
Patrick, who joined the Fox drama for the final two seasons of its original run, is currently a series regular on CBS's Scorpion, but the actor admits he would be game to pop back up on his former show.
“I haven’t heard from [The X-Files creator] Chris [Carter], but I am totally willing to go back if I think it’s the right thing to do and if they want me to do it," he says. "But at this point, no one has asked me anything; I would certainly be interested. But I’m always the last to know with this kind of stuff."
Though the opening credits teased that 'This is the End,' Chris Carter believes we have not see the last of Mulder and Scully.
"I think the world of Chris, and I certainly loved the experience on The X-Files," he continued. "I see no reason to not go back and do it.”
In the original series finale, Doggett and his partner Reyes (Annabeth Gish) helped Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) go into hiding, in the aftermath of Mulder receiving a death sentence for his "crimes." However, in the revival, Reyes was seemingly aligned with series Big Bad Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis), and Doggett was nowhere to be found.
As of now, only Duchovny, Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi (A.D. Skinner) are confirmed to appear in the ten-episode Season 11.
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