‘The X-Files’ fan favourites The Lone Gunmen to return in 2016 revival series

Actor Dean Haglund confirms their return on Twitter

Fan favourites The Lone Gunmen are to return in next year’s The X-Files event series.

The conspiracy theory-loving trio – played by Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood and Dean Haglund – made appearances in all nine seasons of The X-Files and briefly starred in their own spin-off series, simply titled The Lone Gunmen, which ran for 13 episodes in 2001.

Now Haglund has confirmed on Twitter that they will be rejoining David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully in the new run of episodes.

Fox confirmed in March that it is bringing back The X-Files for a six-episode “event series”, with Chris Carter returning as executive producer. Shooting is taking place now in Vancouver, Canada and the first teaser trailer for the event series has recently been released.

Also starring alongside Duchovny and Anderson are Mitch Pileggi, who is reprising his role as FBI boss Walter Skinner, and William B. Davis, who is returning as Mulder and Scully’s nemesis ‘The Smoking Man’. Meanwhile, Community‘s Joel McHale has been cast as a conservative web TV news anchor and Flight Of The Conchords‘ Rhys Darby will play a man suspected by Mulder to be the perpetrator of a series of animal attacks. Six Feet Under‘s Lauren Ambrose, The Flash actor Robbie Amell and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani will also make guest appearances.

Fox has recently announced that it will air episode one of the event series on Sunday, January 25, followed by episode two on Monday, January 26. The remaining episodes of the event series will air on Fox on subsequent Monday nights. At present, the event series has yet to be picked up by a UK broadcaster.

The cult sci-fi show originally aired on Fox for nine seasons between 1993 and 2002 and also spawned a pair of spin-off films, released in 1998 and 2008. Fox first revealed in January that it was having “conversations” about reviving the much-loved series.