Walter Skinner Will Be Back for the X-Files Reboot

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Walter Skinner’s back! Mitch Pileggi will reprise his role as the FBI assistant director in Fox’s upcoming X-Files reboot. David Duchovny recently teased his boss’s return, and now it’s official. Pileggi last appeared as Skinner in 2008’s I Want to Believe. Naturally, Pileggi tweeted the announcement in the best possible way:

Mitch Pileggi to Return for X-Files Reboot