Earlier this month, just before production began on Fox's Untitled X-Files Revival, a report claimed the second episode of this new season may be a sequel to "Home" from The X-Files Season 4, which is considered by many to be one of The X-Files's best episodes. The new episode is entitled "Home Again", and is written and directed by Glen Morgan, who co-wrote the original Home episode with James Wong. Unfortunately, Entertainment Weekly confirms that "Home Again" is not a follow-up to this beloved episode, with series creator Chris Carter explaining that there will be no rebooted monsters or story lines from the original show.
"We're not going to reboot any of the old favorites, although it was something we all thought about. These are all brand new stories. We hope to scare you in brand new ways."
The original "Home" episode followed Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigating a family of deformed farmers known as The Peacocks, after the death of an infant with severe birth defects. The episode was the first and only one to warrant the TV-MA rating, and since it was the second episode of The X-Files Season 4, and "Home Again" is the second episode of the revival, many thought it would be a sequel, but that is not the case.
The initial report claimed that the "Home Again" story follows "The Band-Aid Nose Man," a villain described as, "intimidating, odd, weary, creepy and immeasurably strong," who is said to be a "thought" that came to life." We have no confirmation about whether or not these plot details are true or not. Production is currently under way in Vancouver, with Chris Carter sharing the first official photo from the set earlier this month. The X-Files Revival is set to debut on January 24, 2016, following the NFC Championship game on Fox. Are you upset that there will be no sequel to "Home"?