Fox has released the first promo and trailer for the upcoming return of the X-FILES to television.
Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scullyâ€™s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.
THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original showâ€™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 (â€œCommunityâ€), Robbie Amell (â€œThe Flashâ€), Lauren Ambrose (â€œDig,â€ â€œSix Feet Underâ€), Annabeth Gish (â€œThe Bridgeâ€), Annet Mahendru (â€œThe Americansâ€), Rhys Darby (â€œFlight of the Conchordsâ€), Kumail Nanjiani (â€œSilicon Valleyâ€) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as â€œCigarette Smoking Man.â€ 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.Â 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.Â The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases â€“ â€œX-Filesâ€ â€“ for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.