Following a number of teasers for the new X-Files revival, FOX has released a pair of trailers which premiered in the US last night (September 28) in between the new seasons of Gotham and Minority Report.
Both parts form a single trailer, giving a handful of clues as to what the revival holds for Agents Mulder and Scully. Opening with a monologue from Mulder, it seems to pick up where the series left off – rather than carrying on the mythology of the 2008 film, I Want to Believe.
The ‘event’ series will consist of six episodes, with the original X-Files writing and directing team – Chris Carter, Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong – bringing the series back to life. The series will consist of six episodes, a combination of both the series mythology and standalone stories, which is touched upon in this synopsis:
“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 Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully’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 revival will premiere on 24th January 2016 in the US. A UK airdate has yet to be revealed, but if reports are to be believed, Sky One is close to securing a deal to broadcast the series.
Watch the first part of trailer below and the second part here.