Finally, fourteen years later The X-Files returns to Fox, with a two-day event this coming Sunday, January 24, and Monday, January 25. Fox has released several new previews, including the opening scene of Episode 1, and six posters–one for each episode of this limited run series. The last we saw David Duchovny’s Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Skully was in The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the second movie in the series back in 2008.
So what have they been up to, and who is returning? Of course, Mitch Pileggi is back as Skinner, and William B. Davis as The Cigarette Smoking Man, plus Annabeth Gish as Reyes–even the Lone Gunmen are back. Newcomers Robbie Amell (The Flash), Lauren Ambrose (Coma), and Joel McHale (The Soup, Community) will have appearances on the show, too.
Fortunately Mulder, Skully, and Skinner will take center stage, with the subordinate characters only appearing in a few episodes.
Want to see more? Check out these four previews from Fox:
The X-Files Declassified:
A 21-minute retrospective:
The first scene of Episode 1:
A feature on Mulder and Skully’s boy William:
The X-Files returns with a two-day premiere January 24 and 25, 2016, at 9 p.m. Central.