We’re getting closer to the revival of one of the 90s cultural phenomenon that was The X-Files and it’s all getting very exciting indeed. And, if you have 21 minutes to spare, we highly recommend you check out this newly-released and extensive sneak peek at the show’s return.
Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return in this behind-the-scenes look to reveal top-secret intel from the set and track the process of returning Agents Mulder and Scully to the screen.
Interspersed with statements from series creator Chris Carter and his crew, the video acts as an essential introduction for newbies of the show, while teasing some more specific plot points related to past events for veteran audiences.
As teased by writer-director-executive producer Glen Morgan, the series will be a combination of stand-alone episodes and mythology-builders. “We knew the first and the sixth 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,” he said.
“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.”
Also featured in this revival are Joel McHale(Community), former Firestorm Robbie Amell (The Flash), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Annabeth Gish (The Bridge), Annet Mahendru (The Americans), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), and the return of William B. Davis as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Check out the full preview in the video above.
The X Files will premiere in the US on 24th January. It’s UK air date is yet to be revealed.