New ‘X-Files’ Trailer Brings Back Monsters of the Week
Much of the excitement and mystery surrounding The X-Files’ 2016 return comes from the promise of mythology answers and alien invasions, but the six-episode revival will also bring back some of the sci-fi drama’s bread and butter. Get a good look at some of our new monsters of the week in the latest X-Files trailer!
As promised during Monday’s Gotham, the latest look at The X-Files 2016 return brought plenty of footage beyond the premiere shown at New York Comic-Con, including some menacingly unsettling figures lurking in the shadows, and not of the extraterrestrial variety. We also get a chill hearing Fox and Dana introduce their respective titles once more, but to whom might they be talking from above?
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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