Among the many colorful supporting characters on “The X-Files,” few received quite the same level of attention as The Lone Gunmen who, having appeared in all nine seasons of the show’s original run, also had their own single season spinoff series. A trio of conspiracy theory driven “hacktivists,” the group consisted of Langly (Dean Haglund), Frohike (Tom Braidwood) and Byers (Bruce Harwood), all of whom were killed off in one of the final “X-Files” episodes, “Jump the Shark”. Now, 13 years after that episode aired, Haglund confirms to Televised Revolution that the Lone Gunmen will return.
“Today they contacted us,” Haglund announced to a crowd in Sydney, Australia. “We’re shooting July 28. The Gunmen are in the final six!”
Fans reading IDW’s “The X-Files: Season Ten” comic books may not be quite so surprised that reports of the Gunmen’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. It was revealed during the run that the trio is actually alive and well. Whether or not that specific twist to the continuity will tie in any way to the new series, however, remains to be seen.