With fans growing more and more excited for “The X-Files” reboot coming to Fox in 2016, the network just announced that it will be rewarding their patience with the addition of another original character. Agent Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish) will reprise her role for the upcoming event series.
According to TV Line, the actress will appear in just one episode of the six-episode return, which is currently set to premiere Jan. 24, 2016. For those that don’t remember, Gish’s character was introduced during Season 8 of the hit show in order to fill the void when David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) left the series amid a contract dispute.
Along with FBI Agent John Dogget (Robert Patrick), Reyes worked closely with Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) in her partner’s absence. According to Entertainment Weekly, both Dogget and Reyes weren’t particularly well-received by fans who saw their addition as a transparent attempt to replace the Duchovny and Anderson dynamic. Still, with Duchovny back and the show focusing on the original power-team, her presence in the event series can be excused.
The last time fans saw Reyes within “The X-Files” canon was during the 2002 series finale in which she aided Mulder and Scully as they went on the run in the desert of New Mexico. She wasn’t brought up in the 2008 film “The X-Files: I Want To Believe.” Meanwhile, her partner Dogget will not be joining her in Fox’s revival. The actor, who is currently working on the CBS series “Scorpion,” told Mary Sue in a one-on-one interview that he has no plans to reprise his role.
“I’ll set the record straight with you, I’m not going to do it,” Patrick said. “I’m very happy with the job I have. I’m on CBS - that’s a different network - and I’m content and happy and I don’t really see a reason to go and revisit that show. It’s not that I wouldn’t be interested… I just don’t know what the reason is to do both at the same time.”