‘The X-Files’ Trailer: Mulder and Scully Return to TV


It’s been thirteen years since Fox Mulder and Dana Scully were last seen on our television screens, but The X-Files has always managed to remain an iconic part of geek culture. Earlier this year, fans of the long-running sci-fi series were thrilled to learn that a revival was in the works, and a new trailer is finally available. 

You can check out the full-length X-Files revival trailer below, thanks to the official Fox YouTube page:

Series fans will find plenty to love in this clip, which reunites David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Both stars have been turning in excellent work over the past few years, but The X-Files is still considered by many to be the signature role for each actor, and there’s something special about seeing them together again.

The return of The X-Files is currently only slated as a six-episode “event series,” along the lines of last year’s limited revival of 24, but with series creator Chris Carter also returning, we expect some pretty great things from those six episodes. Here’s what Carter said when the original announcement was made:

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

The X-Files returns on January 24, 2016, exclusively on Fox.

Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES will be a thrilling, six-episode event series helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. This 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. Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015.

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 (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.