If the new trailer from The X-Files that debuted earlier this week wasn't enough for you, then you're in luck. The Live Feed has debuted both a new trailer and poster for this highly-anticipated event series, debuting Sunday, January 24, directly following the NFC Championship Game on Fox. While most of the trailer features recycled footage, there are a few new bits and pieces thrown in the mix, including an unspecified actor claiming that the government has been hiding alien technology. And it seems that the poster leaves a big clue as to the hiding place.
This X-Files poster features what appears to be an x-ray of a cracked alien skull, with the tagline "I still want to believe." However, if you look at the top left-hand corner of the poster, you can see where the x-ray came from, none other than Roswell, New Mexico, the site of an infamous incident in 1947, which some still believe is where an alien ship crash landed. The U.S. military reported that it was simply the crash of a weather balloon, but conspiracy theorists know it was a government cover up.
These new episodes of X-Files are set thirteen years after the original run. The next mind-bending chapter of this popular sci-fi drama is a thrilling, six-episode event series from 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. 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 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 upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show's seminal mythology. The season premiere, entitled My Struggle, follows Mulder and Scully as they take on the case of a possible alien abductee.
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi will be joined by original series stars Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes, William B. Davis as "Cigarette Smoking Man" and the computer hackers known as The Lone Gunman, 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). Check out the trailer and poster, and stay tuned for more on The X-Files.