Last week, Fox debuted a new trailer for The X-Files during the new episode of Gotham, and now it seems that a pattern may be emerging. During tonight's episode of Gotham, the network debuted another trailer with brand new footage from The X-Files, which teases some of the "monsters" that Mulder (Gillian Anderson) and Scully (David Duchovny) will be investigating throughout this six-episode season. We'll have to wait and see if the next episode of Gotham yields another batch of new X-Files footage.
Sadly, this footage doesn't give us our first look at William B. Davis' The Cigarette Smoking Man, who was teased in a new poster released earlier this month. His appearance in The X-Files is somewhat surprising, since he appeared to be killed off during the 2002 two-part series finale, The Truth, and he didn't return for the 2008 feature film The X-Files: I Want to Believe. The actor appeared in 37 episodes of The X-Files between 1993 and 2002, and in the original series, The Cigarette Smoking Man was Mulder's arch nemesis. The character's real name, C.G.B. Spender, wasn't revealed until The X-Files Season 6.
There are a number of new characters who are teased in this footage, such as a man who appears to have a mangled face, a young girl and boy, one of whom apparently has the power to shatter glass with her mind and another mysterious girl. How exactly they fit into this six-episode event series remains to be seen, but hopefully we'll learn more about these characters as we get closer to the January premiere date. It's clear that Mulder and Scully will certainly have their hands full with unexplained phenomena when they come back.
The X-Files Revival is set 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. The season premiere, entitled My Struggle, follows Mulder and Scully as they take on the case of a possible alien abductee. 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 new poster, and stay tuned for more on The X-Files.