Scully tells Mulder “It has a monster in it” in new X-Files trailer
Not that I dislike the long myth arc that has been the basis for The X-Files since it first aired in the 90s. Sure, they were great and intense and kept the fans on its toes about Mulder’s missing sister and the existence of aliens from outer space. But there was something about those standalone monster episodes that went beyond and gave its fans something more to either believe in or question and debate.
Of course, sometimes it was just plain fun to get scared about such things like the human-like worm living in the sewers, or the liver-eating, very elastic mutant-like dude, or the family of monsters who “keep it in the family.” Ew!
But one may even be entertained on a lighter tone by such “monsters,” like the man born with a tail who can change his appearance to look like a Fox and try to seduce a red-haired FBI partner.
However, back to my point of being excited by the prospect that at least one of the episodes will be focused on a monster episode as this trailer hints at. Because I am definitely excited.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their iconic roles as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully in the upcoming event series which will encompass a mixture of stand-alone investigative episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee. The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.
The X-Files returns on Sunday, January 24, 2016, with a special two-night event. Stay tuned!