In case you haven’t heard, The X-Files is returning for another encore season next spring, and they’re bringing back a familiar face. After the success of last year’s six-episode reunion series, FOX worked quickly to renew the classic sci-fi show for another round. This time, though, an actress from the series’ most divisive episode is coming back, as well.
Karin Konoval, who played the infamous Mrs. Peacock in the Season 4 episode, “Home,” will rejoin David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in Season 11.
“Home” was by far the most controversial episode of The X-Files, earning the show’s first viewer discretion warning and ending up as the only episode to be rated TV-MA.
Despite widespread acclaim from critics and viewers, the gruesome episode was pulled after its initial run and never shown on FOX again.
There have rumors and hopes for years that the series would revisit the episode, but that is still not the case, despite Konoval’s return.
Instead, Konoval (who is also known for her work on the recent Planet of the Apes films) will be playing multiple roles in an early Season 11 episode.
“While Karen Konoval won’t be reprising her role as the mother-under-the-bed in the fan-favorite episode ‘Home,’ she will be returning in a tour-de-force performance in an early episode. Or, more accurately — performances,” says X-Files creator Chris Carter.
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) September 20, 2017
Anderson also took to Twitter this week to reveal that actor Brian Huskey (known for People of Earth and Veep, to name a few) will appear on the new season.
The new season of The X-Files will be ten episodes long, with only the first and last episodes focusing on the series’ complicated mythology. In addition to Duchovny, Anderson, and Konoval, series veterans Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Robbie Amell, and Lauren Ambrose will all appear. The X-Files is slated to return sometime midseason on FOX.