The X-Files were officially reopened with the first batch of photos from 2016's FOX revival, even as many wondered what might change for Mulder and Scully after so many years out of the spotlight. Now, series stars and creator Chris Carter talk the state of Mulder and Scully in 2016, and how the post-9/11 climate influences the new X-Files.
Apart from a general conception of what David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson currently look like as human beings, we’ve been waiting for a genuine glimpse of The X-Files’ long awaited return. Now, a full file of new photos from the revival have arrived, teasing Americans and Community guest stars, with a few extraterrestrial details to boot.
X-Files fans can hardly wait until 2016 to pick up with Mulder and Scully, though questions remain as to how the six-episode run will balance lingering alien mythology arcs with the classic standalones. Well, for one, it seems we can expect the FBI favorites will go up against a crazy were-beast of some kind, amid all the alien activity! That’s something, right?
FOX’s X-Files event revival has fans in a tizzy with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson tweeting out snippets from the set, but shooting in a very public Vancouver has brought cameras out of the woodwork. See Mulder and Scully back in action, along with a very dapper Joel McHale in our first look at the 2016 X-Files return!
All of the X-Files casting to date has followed the return of old school stars like Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis, but the latest acquisition for FOX’s 2016 revival comes from a different school altogether. Fresh off the (series?) finale of Community, Joel McHale will trade in Greendale for little green men.
Plenty of mystery surrounds The X-Files’ event series revival on FOX, one that grows even deeper by the latest confirmed return. The iconic sci-fi procedural has confirmed that William B. Davis will reprise his role as the enigmatic Smoking Man, while David Duchovny discusses the possibility of the revival graduating to a second season.
The X-Files is famous for keeping its own secrets under wraps, let alone the government's, but did you know creator Chris Carter first dreamed up Mulder and Scully after learning over three million Americans claim to have been abducted by aliens? Or that The X-Files practically invented the mix of standalone and mythology episodes? These are just some of the out-there truths to uncover in the sixth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which cuts through the conspiracy to investigate the legendary X-Files!
Amid the myriad of FOX’s pickups and surprising cancellations, the network has also taken its 2015 Upfront presentation to file out Mulder and Scully’s TV return. Not only will The X-Files formally return in January 2016, but so too has the network put the truth out there with its full future lineup.
The X-Files’ inevitable FOX return has understandably raised more questions than answers at this point, but certainly it seems the dead may have their day when Mulder and Scully don badges again. A new interview with creator Chris Carter reveals that several X-Files staples could return for the revival series, including deceased fan-favorites the “Lone Gunmen.”
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we do have more where that came from!