The Smoking Man Speaks in Stylish New Animated ‘X-Files’ Promo
Earlier today we caught a few new looks at The X-Files’ 2016 return to follow the show’s appearance at New York Comic-Con, but at least one aspect of the legendary sci-fi series has been waiting in the wings. Take a look at FOX’s trippy new animated promo for The X-Files‘ return, which brings us one step closer to returning the infamous Cigarette Smoking Man.
FOX dropped the latest look at The X-Files‘ 2016 premiere during tonight’s Gotham, presenting a gorgeously stylized look at our favorite agents, as well as the various conspiracy players surrounding them. There are monsters, black oil, puffs of smoke, everything we can’t wait to see when the series returns.
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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