The truth is out there, and it’s that this isn’t a reboot. Mulder, Scully and presumably the whole gang of whatever it was invading Earth are returning to television for the first time in 14 years (we’re going to pretend that I Want To Believe didn’t happen) for The X-Files, a miniseries continuation of the Fox series that ran from 1993-2002.
To prime the pump in advance of the miniseries’ 2016 premiere, Fox aired a teaser during tonight’s episode of Wayward Pines, itself a show gunning heavily to carve out a slice of the same cultural space the X-Files did back in the Clinton years. Featuring the first glimpse ever of what we’ll see next year, that footage now is online:
Featuring the return of David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, along with Mitch Pileggi (Skinner) and William B. Davis (The Smoking Man), The X-Files miniseries event starts with a two-night premiere, immediately following the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 24, then continuing the next night in its regular time slot of 8 PM Monday.