Reyes, alongside partner John Doggett (Robert Patrick, who has not been mentioned as returning – yet) appeared on the show in the final couple of seasons, taking over the main workload from David Duchovny’s Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Scully, particularly after Duchovny left the show towards the end. They were controversial additions to a series that fans were already worried was disappearing into its own mythology, but it’ll still be good to see Reyes back and catch up with the character who, like Mulder, was a believer in all things paranormal.
Little is known about the plots for the six new episodes, aside from the fact that they’ll blend recurring mythology elements from the show’s history with new stand-alone stories created by Chris Carter and some of the original writing staff. Alongside Duchovny and Anderson, returning actors include William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man), Mitch Pileggi (Skinner), Dean Haglund (Langly), Tom Braidwood (Frohike) and Bruce Harwood (Byers). And they’ll be joined by the likes of Lauren Ambrose, Joel McHale, Robbie Amell, Rhys Darby and Annet Mahendru. The show will be back, on US screens at least, on January 24 next year.