If this were to be the final season of “The X-Files” to feature Gillian Anderson, maybe the show creators would be willing to resurrect another character’s arc?
Series creator Chris Carter tells TVLine that Robert Patrick — who portrayed Agent John Doggett in Seasons 8 and 9 — was actually slated to appear in one of Season 11’s early installments. “I actually wrote him into an episode,” Carter reveals. “But then I found out he wasn’t going to be available to us [because of ‘Scorpion’] so I had to write him out of the episode… ‘Scorpion’ is his first priority.”
Carter then cryptically added, “That’s not to say you won’t see him this season…”
Here’s the Season 11 trailer released this past weekend with the show returning in early 2018.