At this point in time I'm guessing FOX are mighty pleased that they've managed to resurrect The X-Files. Everyone seems mighty pleased and the buzz surrounding the limited series has been really positive. Clearly FOX are going to milk that buzz for all it's worth between now and January 24th, 2016.
Bits of footage have surfaced over the past few weeks which has led to all sorts of conspiracy theory themed speculation, and then seven days ago we got our first proper teaser trailer. Last night, during The Wayward Pines finale, another brief teaser for the six episode revival of the series aired. It may only be 17 seconds long but that’s 2 seconds more than the first and contains enough to set the internet on fire! Well played FOX, well played.
So prepare yourself to finally see Mulder and Scully back together once again, talking about…er...something...
Also this week we've heard that both Robbie Amell (The Flash) and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Torchwood: Miracle Day) will be joining The X-Files revival as FBI Agents Miller and Einstein. Possible new generation Mulder & Scully? Maybe.
Oh, and The Lone Gunmen will also be appearing! Sweet.
Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES will be a thrilling, six-episode event series helmed by 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. 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. Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015.The X-Files revival debuts on January 24th, 2016.
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 (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.