‘The X-Files Re-Opened’ 21 Minute Featurette Examines the World of Mulder and Scully

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Paranormal investigative crime drama, The X-Files, became a world-wide smash hit with major cult status, and as this video explains, it is only coming back because of that fan-base. The show that would directly influence Fringe and Torchwood had a long-running TV series, as well as two movies. This new 21 minute featurette looks at the world of the X-Files, and how it has changed in the time since we last visited. It goes behind the scenes on the new series, and delves into the relationship between Mulder and Scully, giving new insights into what the two FBI agents truly mean to each other. For fans of the show this featurette will be a nice appetizer to hold them over until the new series is served, for new fans it will be an interesting new dish that will make them excited for the rest of the meal.

Here’s the official synopsis for the upcoming series:

Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee. The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

The X-Files returns January 24th, 2016.

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