We're just under three months from getting brand new X-Files episodes. And that's still too long to wait. Fox knows this, so to help with the agonizing anticipation, the network has released a new poster and two new pieces of promo art featuring the return of everyone's favorite supernatural investigators Mulder and Scully. We also get a new look at Skinner and The Cigarette Smoking Man.
These latest images came courtesy of Mitch Pileggi's Twitter account. He is set to reprise his role as FBI Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner alongside David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in their iconic roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. X-Files returns to FOX with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (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).
These new episodes of X-Files are set thirteen years after the original run. The next mind-bending chapter of this popular sci-fi drama is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter. 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. And as we can see in these latest images, Mulder and Scully certainly have a lot of catching up to do, both on and off the investigative field.
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi will be joined by original series stars Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes, William B. Davis as "Cigarette Smoking Man" and the computer hackers known as The Lone Gunman, 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). Check out the trailer and poster, and stay tuned for more on The X-Files.
The X-Files originally premiered in September 1993. On the air for 9 seasons, the sci-fi series went from cult favorite to global hit, and has became one of the most successful TV dramas of all time. The show has earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award. The story follows FBI special agents Scullyand Mulde as they investigate unexplained cases for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. Take a look at these latest images. What do you think? Should we still trust no one!