The X-Files

(2016)

The X-Files Synopsis

Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from 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. 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 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, 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”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” 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. 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.

'The X-Files' News

Mitch Pileggi Returns as Skinner in X-Files Season 11

Mitch Pileggi Returns as Skinner in X-Files Season 11

X-Files Returns for Season 11 with 10 All-New Episodes

X-Files Returns for Season 11 with 10 All-New Episodes

X-Files Audiobook Reunites David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

X-Files Audiobook Reunites David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

New X-Files Episodes Coming in 2018?

New X-Files Episodes Coming in 2018?

X-Files Season 11 Is Happening, May Not Debut Until 2017

X-Files Season 11 Is Happening, May Not Debut Until 2017

The X-Files Event Series Blu-ray Release Date & Details Announced

The X-Files Event Series Blu-ray Release Date & Details Announced

The X-Files Will Return Promises Creator Chris Carter

The X-Files Will Return Promises Creator Chris Carter

X-Files: Origins Books Will Follow Mulder & Scully as Teens

X-Files: Origins Books Will Follow Mulder & Scully as Teens

Fox Wants More X-Files Episodes

Fox Wants More X-Files Episodes

The Lone Gunmen Return in Latest X-Files Photo

The Lone Gunmen Return in Latest X-Files Photo

Scully Turns Into an Alien in X-Files Season Finale Opening

Scully Turns Into an Alien in X-Files Season Finale Opening

X-Files Breaks Ratings Records Worldwide with Over 50 Million Viewers

X-Files Breaks Ratings Records Worldwide with Over 50 Million Viewers

X-Files: First Look at Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose

X-Files: First Look at Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose

Why Are New X-Files Episodes Airing Out of Order?

Why Are New X-Files Episodes Airing Out of Order?

X-Files Finale Ends on a Major Cliffhanger, Third Movie May Happen

X-Files Finale Ends on a Major Cliffhanger, Third Movie May Happen

X-Files Sizzle Reel Reveals Exciting New Footage

X-Files Sizzle Reel Reveals Exciting New Footage

Watch Mulder & Scully Get It on in Jimmy Kimmel's X-Files Parody

Watch Mulder & Scully Get It on in Jimmy Kimmel's X-Files Parody

Watch the First Minute of the X-Files Premiere

Watch the First Minute of the X-Files Premiere

20-Minute X-Files Preview Re-opens Mulder & Scully's Biggest Case

20-Minute X-Files Preview Re-opens Mulder & Scully's Biggest Case

X-Files First Look Preview Goes Behind-The-Scenes

X-Files First Look Preview Goes Behind-The-Scenes

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