"The truth is still out there."
The X-Files recently had its world premiere at Cannes, and apparently it was a huge success with the audience. This is one of my most anticipated entertainment events of 2016, and it sounds like it's going to deliver on the greatness fans are expecting. According to THR:
The audience packed into Cannes' Grand Auditorium broke out in spontaneous applause multiple times - including when Duchovny and Anderson first appeared and the crowd whooped and cheered as the closing credits rolled. But perhaps the biggest applause came earlier, when the opening credits – with the X-Files trademark intro music – hit the screen.
That's a pretty damn good sign that this series is going to kick ass. While talking about the series at the premiere, creator Chris Carter said that it was a “surreal” experience and that it was “a dream come true” to bring Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) back again. He went on to reveal that we'll see the original opening credits of the series that we saw every week when the show was on the air.
“We thought about doing some changes to the original credits but then it seemed like like sacrilege. Those credits were on 202 episodes. They belong on these next six.”
I freakin' love that we are going to see that same opening intro in the new series. It's going to cause those nostalgic feelings to come rushing in.
The new series brings The X-Files, and the Mulder and Scully characters, into the present day, with ripped-from-the-headlines conspiracies involving government surveillance and corporate malfeasance added to the show's trademark paranormal paranoia. The plot has Mulder and Scully – now separated from one another privately and professionally – joining forces and reopening The X-Files after new evidence comes to light involving alien abductions and a possible global conspiracy.
Like all of the fans, Carter hopes that this isn't the last that we see of Mulder and Scully. He tells the site that they “will be in wheelchairs before we're finished.” I hope so!