X-Files Reboot Release Date Confirmed, Filming In Set Photos From ‘Mulder’ And ‘Scully’

The X-Files reboot and its release date have been confirmed, and filming has begun. This news comes via tweets from the stars themselves, as well as the producers.

Early teases this past week were hinted by papers claiming David Duchovny was returning to Vancouver for filming. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, his news gave us our first glimpse at the revival.

Set to hit the small screen in January 2016, production and filming have officially begun. For those who wanted to believe, the truth is once again out there. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are set to reprise their famous roles as Mulder and Scully, respectively, and investigate the possibility of alien life on Earth.

Series creator Chris Carter had announced in March that the X-Files reboot will be a limited series.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

Hopefully, this mini-series will receive enough positive feedback that we will see Fox Mulder and Dana Scully return for a few more seasons. Some fans might be hoping to see Season 10 and beyond, though it’s unknown if there will be more to tell after six episodes. The initial nine seasons won five Golden Globes, a Peabody Award, and 16 Emmy awards. This proves that fans will likely keep watching for years to come if Chris Carter and the people at the top can be convinced to keep it going.

One big question many have been wondering is about the infamous “smoking man,” a character famous enough to get a mention in Barenaked Ladies’ “One Week.” Chris Carter had stated previously on the Inquisitr that Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick, William B. Davis (The smoking man), and Annabeth Gish could be brought back, but it depends on individual schedules and whether the X-Files reboot stories will be able to use them.

It appears that the “smoking man” and “Skinner” will indeed return, but Robert Patrick will not.

The bright side of this is that Carter will not “shoehorn” characters in just to please the audience. If they appear, they will have a purpose. He’s taking the story that seriously.

Are you excited to see the X-Files reboot when it comes on January?

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