Good news, X-Files fans! The creator and star of the new Revival event series are holding down a Q&A live from New York Comic Con today, and you can watch! This will be the site of the X-Files Revival premiere. Sadly, that is not going to stream. But you won't miss a second of the panel afterwards
The X-Files Revival Q&A panel is happening directly after the premiere of the first episode titled My Sruggle, which takes place at noon EST. Appearing on the panel is series creator and executive producer of X-Files, Chris Carter. He will be joined by David Duchovny, who returns to reprise his role as Agent Fox Mulder. Moderating this Q&A panel is comedian and The X-Files Files podcaster Kumail Nanjiani. It all goes down in just a few minutes, with the panel kicking off at 1:15 pm EST (10:15 am PST). We have the player here so you can watch!
The X-Files debuts on Sunday, January 24, directly following the NFC Championship Game on Fox, with the second episode, Home Again, airing one day later, Monday, January 25 at 8 PM ET, its normal time slot for the rest of its truncated season. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their iconic roles as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully in the upcoming event series which will encompass a mixture of stand-alone investigative episodes and those that further the original show's seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee.
The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale, Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose, Annabeth Gish, Annet Mahendru, Rhys Darby, Kumail Nanjiani and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as "Cigarette Smoking Man." 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. Series creator and executive producer Chris Carter recently premiered the first episode of X-Files Revival at MIPCOM. This is what he had to say about that experience.
"I never imagined that I'd be sitting here in Cannes introducing more television episodes! It's surreal. It's really a dream come true for me to do something. I've been doing this now for roughly a little over a third of my life. I jumped at the chance to do it. Every day I look at the newspaper and I see a possible X-Files episode, so this is obviously something that - I did it for a long time and you never quite lose the eye for what would be good X-Files storytelling. It's a perfect time to come back with the X-Files considering global politics. It's about my faith as well. My faith in science. Believe it or not, I'm a skeptic. I've never been visited by aliens believe it nor not. It's a story about the modern pursuit of science by scientists. If it weren't for the science, this would be just another show about the paranormal."
The X-Files originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases - X-Files - for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. Check out the Q&A panel, then tune back in for the highlights later in the day.