The X-Files adds 2 female directors, Annabeth Gish to return for Season 11

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Aug 8, 2017

In the wake of the uproar caused by the fact that The X-Files’ upcoming 11th season will feature a grand total of zero female writers, the Fox series has now hired two women directors.

According to TV Line, Carol Banker and Holly Dale have been tapped to direct episodes of the Chris Carter series — and they have quite the geek cred.

While Holly Dale is new to the world of The X-Files, Carol Banker has a long history with the series, having acted as script supervisor between 1999 and 2002 and directed on the very short-lived X-Files spinoff, The Lone Gunmen.

While this will be Dale's first rodeo with The X-Files, she’s actually a veteran TV director who has helmed several genre shows over the years, like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Grimm, Falling Skies, The Americans, and Timeless

Now, for another piece of good news: Annabeth Gish has taken to Instagram to reveal she'll be back in the role of Monica Reyes.

Back in Season 10, we learned that Reyes had left the FBI to work for William B. Davis’ Cigarette Smoking Man and his nefarious agenda. Even though she ended up revealing some crucial info concerning the Spartan virus, fans weren’t too happy with her storyline. Will Reyes be redeemed in Season 11? Well, #iwantotbelieve and so does Annabeth Gish:

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The X-Files will return for a 10-episode season in early 2018.

(via TV Line, TV Guide)