Fox has released the final set of teaser posters for the highly-anticipated and long-awaited return of The X-Files, and they’re reviving the fan favorite catch phrases. “I still want to believe,” reads the latest piece of promo art, and boy, so do all the fans. Thankfully, advanced screenings have been met with positive critical reception, including a four-star stamp of approval in Evan’s New York Comic-Con review. Series creator Chris Carter returns to write and direct three of the episodes, with the other half of the all-new season written and directed by series veterans James Wong, Darin Morgan, and Glen Morgan. We’ll get to see how they pulled it off when the series come back in January for six all-new episodes.
Original series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are reprising their iconic roles as the intrepid truth-seeking FBI duo Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. They’ll be joined returning characters including Dean Haglund as The Lone Gunman, Mitch Pileggi as Skinner, Annabeth Gish as Agent Monica Reyes, and William B. Davis as Mulder’s longtime nemesis, the Cigarette Smoking Man. Newcommers Annet Mehendru, Kamil Nanjiani, Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose and Joel McHale are also on board in guest starring roles.
The X-Files returns with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 following the NFC Championship Game, and continuing with its regular slot on Monday, Jan. 25. Check out the final round of teaser posters below.
Here’s the official X-Files revival 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.