Want to believe? Here’s a 21-minute look to get you started!
Yup, you read that right. In anticipation of THE X-FILES return in mini-series form in January, FOX has released a whopping 21-minute preview that reconnects with old favorites (including the Smoking Man, who looks impossibly younger), introduces new characters, and talks about the process of reviving a classic show!
The X-Files returns to FOX on January 24, 2016, directly following the NFC Championship Game, and will continue in its regular slot, Thursdays at 8pm, beginning January 25th.
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.