With the return of The X-Files less than two weeks away, FOX have released the first minute of the first episode of the news series.
Serving as more of an intro, it basically strolls down the X-Files memory lane presumably for the newbies and to remind the oldies of what went before.
Whichever camp you fall into, we’re sure this new series will be one to watch.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Mulder and Scully, respectively, with the iconic Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis) once again playing a major role.
Joel McHale stars as Tad O’Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.
The presumed dead Lone Gunmen – played by Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood – are set to return. Robbie Amell (“The Flash”) and Lauren Ambrose (Psycho Beach Party) signed on as Agent Miller and Agent Einstein, respectively.
The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), and Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”).
Mitch Pileggi returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner in the new short-stack order of 6-episodes.
Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.
“The X-Files” revival airs on FOX January 24th, 2016.