Watch the First Minute from THE X-FILES 2016 Premiere!
The premiere of The X-Files revival series is only a couple weeks away, and I'm giddy as hell! To give you an idea of how excited I am for this, The X-Files coming back like this is just as big for me as Star Wars: The Force Awakens was. This is one of the greatest series ever created, and it's coming back! Hopefully it's just as strong and powerful as it was when it came to an end.
While we wait for the series to launch, Fox has released the very first minute of the premiere episode. In it, Fox Mulder gets us all caught up on his past and how his obsession led him to taking on the X-Files. Just because the FBI shut it all down, it doesn't mean he's going to stop. He wants to know the truth of all things.
The new X-Files episodes return to Fox with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, January 24th, and continuing on Monday, January 25th. To catch up on all of the news that we've posted for the upcoming series, click here.
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 originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.