A mysterious light recently appeared in the skies over Los Angeles. Are we truly alone? Or are we being lied to? On November 7, 2015, millions witnessed a strange light in the evening sky. The government said it was a missile test. But was it? The latest trailer for the X-Files event series hints that world leaders are actually trying to cover up something big. And the truth will finally be exposed this winter when Mulder and Scully return with 6 all-new episodes.
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 upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone 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 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. Star David Duchovny has revealed in the past that he would be open to returning for more X-Files episodes, provided it's a shorter season like this six-episode run, and not a full 20-episode season. We'll have to wait and see how the fans respond to this new incarnation of X-Files, to see if Fox will order even more episodes. While we count down to the series premiere in January, take a look this intriguing new trailer for the return of The X-Files.