For as much anticipation builds toward FOX’s 2016 revival of The X-Files, it’s difficult to envision how much ground six episodes will cover, balancing stand-alone stories with the sci-fi drama’s layered mythology. FOX may not be so one-and-done with its new X-Files however, as its creator promises more Mulder and Scully to come, set to some very classic tunes.

Screening the premiere at the recent MIPCOM TV trade fair (Via The Hollywood Reporter), X-Files creator Chris Carter teased that the revived series wouldn’t necessarily end with its 2016 return, but could well continue on with additional mini-seasons, or potential specials. “Mulder and Scully will be in wheelchairs before we’re finished,” he joked.

And while Mulder and Scully may already look a bit more weathered (well, David Duchovny, anyway) when The X-Files returns in 2016, the classic credits and opening theme will very much remain in place, Carter promised:

We thought about doing some changes to the original credits but then it seemed like like sacrilege. Those credits were on 202 episodes. They belong on these next six.

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 coming aboard.

Plenty more details will arise before the official January 24 premiere, including by the presentation at New York Comic-Con, but rewatch the X-Files trailer below, and prepare for the truth to return in 2016!

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