New ‘X-Files’ Featurette Previews Standalone vs. Mythology Episodes
It’s hard to believe that new X-Files episodes will arrive in just over a month’s time, even as debate rages over the balance between our 2016 revival’s two mythology episodes, and standalone “monster of the week” hours within. Now, a new featurette for the January premiere sees cast and crew discussing the approach, and what great X-Files mysteries might end up solved.
In addition to thanking the fans who pushed toward bringing a revival to fruition, the latest X-Files featurette teases Chris Carter’s new take on the mythology, specifically the reasons behind the government’s cover-up of extra-terrestrial evidence. That may sound old hat, but we can promise that the 2016 premiere takes a unique approach that brings to light a more modern twist on Mulder and Scully’s misadventures.
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, and composer Mark Snow also aboard. Plenty more details will arise before the official January 24 premiere, but rewatch the X-Files trailers below, and prepare for the truth to return in 2016.
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