The X-Files returned to the small screen in 2016 more than a decade after its original run came to an end, and the ratings for the revival proved that there was still an audience for Mulder and Scully. Season 10 ended on a killer cliffhanger that left fans with more questions than answers, and it came as very good news when Fox announced that Season 11 was on the way with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back as Mulder and Scully. Now, it has been confirmed that two other actors will be reprising their roles from Season 10: Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose will be back as well.
Yes, Season 11 is officially bringing back the FBI's other set of agents comprised of a redheaded skeptic and a believer with an unusual first name. Lauren Ambrose will return as Agent Liz Einstein, the medical doctor who shares Dana Scully's affection for scientific evidence, and Robbie Amell will return as Agent Kyd Miller, who has the open-mindedness of Fox Mulder. TVLine confirms that both will appear in the 2018 revival, although it's not yet known how many episodes will feature the duo.
Rumor had it back in 2016 that Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose were going to be introduced in Season 10 in order to launch an X-Files spinoff with Miller and Einstein as the lead agents. The two did get a big episode in Season 10, but no news ever broke of a spinoff in the works. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson's willingness to return for Season 11 may have played a part, as there can be no doubt that the iconic Mulder and Scully are more of a draw to viewers than newbies Miller and Einstein. Perhaps Miller and Einstein's return in Season 11 is a sign of Fox truly considering a spinoff.
Then again, given that we don't know how many episodes will feature Miller and Einstein, it's possible that they'll only be back for the payoff of the big cliffhanger of the Season 10 finale. The good news is that Season 11 will run for ten episodes rather than only the six of Season 10. If The X-Files tries to give Miller and Einstein a backdoor pilot, there will still be plenty of episodes reserved for the adventures of Mulder and Scully.
Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose aren't the only supporting players who will return in Season 11. Annabeth Gish revealed last week that she would be back as Monica Reyes, and Mitch Pileggi will reprise his role as the long-suffering Skinner. William B. Davis will likely be back as the Cigarette-Smoking Man for at least the Season 11 premiere, although no announcements have yet been made. We'll have to wait and see.
The X-Files will return for Season 11 at some point in early 2018, and filming has already commenced. For what you can watch while we wait for more Mulder and Scully, our fall premiere guide can help you out. For more on what's coming next with The X-Files, swing by our breakdown of what we know so far and list of questions that absolutely need to be answered.