The truth is out there. The long-awaited first full trailers for the upcoming “X-Files” revival aired on Fox, and in usual “X-Files” form, it came with a cliffhanger. TV Guide posted the two trailers on Sept. 29, which marks the small screen return of Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson), Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), and yes, the Smoking Man – or at least his cig.
The “X-Files” trailer aired in two parts on Fox: One during “Gotham” and one during “Minority Report.” While previous “X-Files” spots aired during the finale of “Wayward Pines” earlier this year, the new trailers are the first full-length teasers for the show. In the first part of the trailer, Duchovny’s character Mulder says: “In 2002 my investigation ceased, but my personal obsession did not.” The original “X-Files” series ended in 2002, but in March, TV Line reported that Duchovny and Anderson would reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully for six new episodes of the sci-fi series.
“X-Files” showrunner Chris Carter promised that after a “13-year commercial break,” the new stories would be even more unusual than they were during the show’s original run from 1993 to 2002. As a refresher, when we last saw FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully, the bureau had pardoned Mulder, and Scully had returned to her medical career. Mulder and Scully were still linked romantically when we last saw them, but the new teaser hints they have been apart for some time.
The first episode of “The X-Files” revival will debut at Comic-Con on Oct. 10. For TV viewers, the new version of “The X-Files” will premiere in January 2016 on Fox.