Speaking at the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, David Duchovny revealed some more information about the greatly anticipated iconic science fiction drama series, The X-Files.
Naturally, this hasn't been officially confirmed, but if Duchovny says it, I'm sure it's the real deal.
The Cigarette Smoking Man returns
In particular, he told Letterman that the villainous Cigarette Smoking Man, played by William B. Davis, will be involved in the reboot of the cult supernatural drama.
If you remember correctly, the Smoking Man was the main antagonist in the series and serves as the arch-nemesis of Fox Mulder. As the key member of a government conspiracy known as the 'Syndicate,' his power and influence stretches very far indeed. He is also regarded by some to be one of the nastiest villains on TV!
Take a look at him in action in this short clip:
Will Davis also be chain-smoking Morley cigarettes in the reboot?
13 years have passed since The X-Files called it a day and naturally, a lot has changed in that time. In particular, it is now forbidden to puff away on a cigarette on broadcast TV. So how are the producers going to overcome this obstacle?
After all, the Smoking Man isn't going to have the same eerie effect, if, well... he's not smoking.
Perhaps the network will make an exception and allow this evil tobacco enthusiast to light up, just this once?
Who else is involved?
Despite the lack of specific details or anything about the new episodes, it is also now clear that Duchovny's co-star Gillian Anderson will be returning to the show, as well as FBI assistant director Walter Skinner, played by Mitch Pileggi:
I can't wait!
Take a look at what else Duchovny has to say about The X-Files in the interview below: