According to Deadline, Barbara Hershey joins the cast in a recurring role as “a powerful figure who represents a mysterious organization.” Read more here.

So what do we think? Cigarette Smoking Woman? Well Manicured Woman?

How adorable is this? The adventures of Mulder and Scully as children will soon be available for the cool kiddos (or the kid in all of us) on August 15th. But in the meantime check out the trailer for the picture book here and see how the young versions of our favorite duo fair in the scary backyard.

Today’s TCA Press Tour yielded new information about the return of The X-Files. Chairman and CEO of FOX Television, Dana Walden, announced that two female writers would join the currently male-dominated writers’ room for season 11. However, in typical X-Files fashion, she was tight-lipped about their names.

However, official sources confirmed to XFN that the number of women writers is actually three. Karen Nielsen and writing team Kristen Cloke and Shannon Hamblin are the writers joining the team at 1013. Nielsen is known for her work as Script Coordinator last season, along with numerous other TV shows. Meanwhile, Cloke/Hamblin writing team will be writing an episode based on a story by Cloke’s husband, Glen Morgan. Cloke is also known for her extensive acting career. This follows last night’s news that two female directors—Carol Banker and Holly Dale—would also be joining the crew this year.

In June, Gillian Anderson spoke out about her disappointment in the vast underrepresentation of women behind the scenes on the series. Fans and the press both seemed to agree that it was time for a change, and today brings positive news. We look forward to seeing what these women have to bring to the table because if Dana Scully taught us anything, it’s that saving the world has no gender requirement.

 

Carol Banker and Holly Dale have signed on to direct two episodes of The X-Files in Season 11. According to TVLine, Ms. Banker worked as a script supervisor on the show and was a director on The Lone Gunmen. Ms. Dale is new to the series but has many TV director credits, including episodes Grimm, Timeless, and Reign.

The addition of Banker and Dale bump the number of women directors to 4, with Gillian Anderson and Michelle MacLaren helming episodes in Season 7 and Season 9.

 Welcome back, Monica Reyes! Annabeth Gish shared the news of her return on Instagram. We don't know how many episodes we'll get with the former agent, but let's hope this time we get a little more whale song and fewer cigarettes....

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