In just under two weeks, iconic characters Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) will return to the small screen when the new X-Files event series debuts on Sunday, January 24, immediately following the NFC Championship Gameon Fox. While we wait for this six-episode event series to arrive, Fox has debuted the first minute of the series premiere, My Struggle, featuring Mulder giving fans some background on his obsession with aliens and other unexplained phenomena. The clip can be accessed by visiting DoYouStillBelieve.com, where you can also join the conversation about the show on social media, and even set a reminder for the premiere episode.
This scene comes on the heels of a 20-minute preview released last month, which featured new footage and interviews with the stars and creator Chris Carter. The X-Files is set thirteen years after the original series run, a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully's boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors.
This event series 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. The X-Files debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC Championship Game, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The series will only run six episodes, but star David Duchovny has said in the past that he would be open to returning for another short season like this one in the future.
The premiere episode follows Mulder and Scully as they take on a case of a possible alien abductee. The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes, William B. Davis as "Cigarette Smoking Man" and the computer hackers known as The Lone Gunmen, Ringo Langly (Dean Haglund), Frohike (Tom Braidwood) and Byers (Bruce Harwood). The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (Community), Robbie Amell (The Flash), Lauren Ambrose (Dig, Six Feet Under), Annabeth Gish (The Bridge), Annet Mahendru (The Americans), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley).
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. Visit DoYouStillBelieve.com to watch the first minute of My Struggle, and stay tuned for more on The X-Files. Do you think this show will be bigger than ever when it comes back in just a few short weeks? While we wait for the premiere, you can also check out some of the most recent videos that have debuted from the show below.