X-Files stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and other members of the cast and crew have been sharing photos from the set ever since production began last month. Today we have two new images from Gillian Anderson and new cast member Robbie Amell, who plays an FBI agent in the X-Files revival. The actor plays Agent Miller, described as "smart" and "smooth," who is partners with Agent Einstein, a "sharp" and "confident" agent played by Lauren Ambrose.
Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose are joined by a slew of new cast members such as Joel McHale, Annet Mahendru, Rhys Darby and Kumail Nanjiani. Original X-Files stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) and William B. Davis (The Cigarette Smoking Man) are back to reprise their roles. There have been rumors that Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish will return as John Doggett and Monica Reyes, but their involvement has yet to be confirmed.
A report from X-Files News reveals that both Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose are appearing in the fourth episode of this six-episode event series entitled "Babylon". This episode is also where The Lone Gunmen from the original series, Ringo Langly (Dean Haglund), Frohike (Tom Braidwood) and Byers (Bruce Harwood) will appear in. Here's what series creator Chris Carter had to say about the episode.
"It deals with a very timely and newsworthy subject. It deals with it in a way that you will not recognize as anything that's come before it. We are breaking some new ground and trying some new things."
The episode's air date has not been confirmed, but "Babylon" should air on February 8, following the premiere on January 24, the second episode "Home Again" on Monday, January 25 and third episode on Monday, February 1. David Duchovny has hinted that he would be open to filming an extended X-Files season after this event series, but not a full 20-episode season. Fox hasn't announced any formal plans for a new season yet, but we'll have to wait and see how the fans react to these new episodes.
The X-Files originally premiered on Fox 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 (Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases - "X-Files" - for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. While we wait for more details on the revival, check out the latest set photos below.