We are only weeks away from the premiere of “The X-Files” revival series, and pretty much everyone is excited about it!

With David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reuniting to play our favourite fictional FBI agent Mulder and Scully, the revival series is guaranteed to send fans into emotional overdrive.

The X-Files Reboot Trailer
Source: Fox

It’s not hard to guess why everyone is excited about the revival series.


Created by Chris Carter, the original “X-Files” series was the longest-running sci-fi series in the US television history. The show aired from 1993 to 2002 on Fox, spanning 9 whole seasons and 202 episodes. It was a hit for the Fox network as it received largely positive reviews. Initially considered a cult show, it turned into a pop culture touchstone that tapped into public mistrust of governments and large institutions and embraced conspiracy theories and spirituality.

Now, after almost 13 years off the air, Fox will be bringing it back to the TV screen with all new episodes next year.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny attend The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny And Gillian Anderson On "The X-Files" at The Paley Center for Media on October 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/WireImage)
Photo by Rommel Demano/WireImage

In anticipation of the premiere of the series, Fox offered fans a glimpse at each of the new episodes by debuting a 21-minute featurette titled “Re-Opened”.

The video takes us behind-the-scenes of the new episodes and features exclusive interviews with the show’s cast and crew. It also features a considerable amount of unseen footage, which may keep you guessing about its plot. Those unfamiliar with the cult series can learn a thing or two from the video.

Writer-director-executive producer Glen Morgan also teased in the featurette that the series will be a combination of “mythology” episodes and stand-alone “monster of the week” episodes.

He said:

We knew the first and the 6th were mythology episodes and then the ones in the middle would be stand-alones that was really whatever Jim (Wong) and Darin (Morgan) and I came up with.

We want to satisfy the mythology of it,” Duchovny echoed, “and then there’s going to be stand-alones and of those stand-alones there’s going to be one that’s funnier than the others.


The X-Files Revival Series

Community” star Joel McHale joined the cast as Tad O’Malley, a newscaster of “a popular conservative Internet news network” who ends up as an “unlikely ally” to Mulder. Mitch Pileggi’s Walter Skinner and the iconic Cigarette Smoking Man played by William B. Davis will be appearing in the series as well.

Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood will return for an undisclosed arc while Robbie Amell (of “The Flash” fame) and Lauren Ambrose signed on as Agent Miller and Agent Einstein respectively. The all-new episodes will also feature appearances by guest stars, including Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), and Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”).

Check out the 21-minute preview of “The X-Files” revival below:


“The X-Files” reboot event series will return with 6 new episodes, starting with a special 2-night event. The first half will air on 24th January 2016 while the next chapter will drop on 25th January 2016.

Sources: EW, Consequence of Sound, Coming Soon.

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