‘The X-Files’ Releases New 21-Minute Preview

Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are set for their return to network programming on January 24, 2016. In the meantime, fans can watch a 21-minute behind-the-scenes preview of the show that features footage from both the new and original series alongside interviews with series creator Chris Carter and lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. It is confirmed in this preview that the six-episode revival will feature a broader storyline alongside episodes that stand on their own. In the words of Duchovny:

“We want to satisfy the mythology of it…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.”

You can watch the preview for yourself below.


Aside from Duchovny and Anderson, the revival will feature parts played by Joel McHale, Robbie Amell, Annet Mahendru, Rhys Darby, and Kumail Nanjiani. Also making his return to the series is actor William B. Davis, better known to fans as the Cigarette Smoking Man. Catch the revival’s two-night premiere on January 24 and January 25 of the coming year.

(Kieran Hair)

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