The X-Files officially reopened by the premiere screening at New York Comic-Con this past weekend, and with it, more intel than ever has emerged on the anticipated revival. Check out new photos from the premiere, and find out what FOX might do with a “lost” episode from the coming season down the line!

FOX released a few new photos from 2016 premiere “My Struggle” (along with the promise of something to come from tonight’s Gotham, so have at it, everyone), in them new looks at Community star Joel McHale and The Americans breakout Annet Mahendru. If nothing else, it looks as if Mulder and Scully are still keeping cordial, in spite of the couple’s apparent separation when the new series begins.

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Meanwhile over at TVLine, X-Files boss Chris Carter revealed that a potential seventh episode of the upcoming revival ended up lost to scheduling, even with a spec script already written. Alluding to the possibility of seeing the script produced as a standalone episode of another X-Files season order, says Carter:

It was almost about to happen. We were planning for it. The script was written. I even called people to find out if they were available to direct, and it just didn’t happen. I created an opportunity for two writers that I am close with to write a spec script. If there are more X-Files to be made, certainly it will be one of those.

Thus far, FOX’s X-Files return has confirmed the Lone Gunmen, Annabeth Gish, Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis to reprise their roles beside David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, while Community star Joel McHale will play a conservative pundit who tasks Mulder and Scully with investigating a woman claiming to have been abducted (The Americans star Annet Mahendru). Additionally, comedian and superfan Kumail Nanjiani will play a small role, while Flash star Robbie Amell and Six Feet Under alum Lauren Ambrose will play a pair of confident new FBI agents.

On the creative side, writers and producers Chris Carter, Glen Morgan and Jim Wong will return to write and direct, with Frank Spotnitz also eyed to pitch in, and composer Mark Snow also aboard.

Plenty more details will arise before the official January 24 premiere, but rewatch the X-Files trailer below, and prepare for the truth to return in 2016.

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