‘The X-Files’ Teaser And Spoilers Remind Fans To Trust No One [Video]

Warning: This article contains spoilers for The X-Files.

As the series revival of The X-Files draws nearer, there is more and more to learn about the revival to entice fans and draw in younger generations of future X-Files viewers. A new teaser gives glimpses of various scenes telling the story that Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) will be drawn back into their alien conspiracy investigations after all had been lost or given up, a point made that much clearer by a foot scuffling over a long-forgotten “I want to believe” poster.


The first episode of The X-Files revival will center on an alien abductee (Annet Mahendru, The Americans) with Mulder and Scully being drawn into the case through the request of a conservative talk show host, played by Community’s Joel McHale. This would seem to imply that a great deal of important exposition will take place in the first episode of The X-Files, since we have already learned from previous teasers that Mulder is hardly in a position to pick up his badge on a whim in the beginning.

“Mulder’s not in a great place,” says David Duchovny, confirming what has already been surmised about The X-Files revival. “He’s wearing bad jeans, so you can just extrapolate from my wardrobe. He’s in a dark, dark place.”

“I like where we find Mulder and Scully in their relationship,” adds Ms. Anderson. “I also like the area of zeitgeist that we step in to. It’s on point and raises some very interesting issues. And question marks.”

Socially and politically, fans will find that The X-Files is a different beast than when the series aired its last episode in 2002 with the revival necessitating a new perspective in relation to current events.

The X-Files ended right after 9/11,” Chris Carter pointed out. “A lot has happened since then. A lot of rollback of rights and liberties in the name of our protection. We’re being spied on now, we’re being lied to — all things that, for me, remind me of when I grew up, which was right around Watergate. I think we’re in similar and much more dire times right now.”

Finally, there has been a great deal of conjecture that the second episode in The X-Files revival, entitled “Home Again,” will be a sequel to the episode “Home” from the original X-Files series, setting Mulder and Scully against a family of inbred children and the limbless mother they kept hidden under a bed.

“We’re not going to reboot any of the old favorites, although it was something we all thought about,” said X-Files showrunner Chris Carter. “These are all brand new stories. We hope to scare you in brand new ways.”

The X-Files is scheduled to return on January 24, 2016 on Fox.

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