X-Files is coming back to Fox in just a few weeks, and fans are waiting, perhaps not so patiently, for the return of the most famous investigative duo of all time — Special Agent Fox Mulder (played by David Duchovny) and Special Agent Dana Scully (played by Gillian Anderson). Express reports that a new teaser trailer has been released that sets fans on edge, showing an explosion, shattering glass, and a lot of panic. The trailer opens with Scully saying in a voiceover that they have a new case.
“We’ve been given another case Mulder, it has a monster in it.”
In the trailer, Scully also mentions how dangerous it is, and Mulder has the perfect reply.
“When has that ever stopped us before?”
Mulder is right about that. He and Scully got into no small amount of trouble in the original X-Files series, which ran from 1993 to 2002.
According to TV Series Finale, there is also another new trailer that reveals a very different approach by Fox. The promo trailer is short, but uses real-life amateur video footage taken in the dark of people witnessing something out of the ordinary.
Then Mulder comes in with a voiceover wondering if people are being lied to.
“We must ask ourselves. Are we truly alone? Or are we being lied to?”
The text on the screen claims that “The Truth Is Still Out There.”
Indeed it is! This ingenious trailer helps intrigue those fans waiting for the show’s premiere episode.
Others in the original series who often got into trouble with Mulder and Scully are coming back to the new X-Files miniseries. This includes Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner, and William B. Davis as Cigarette Smoking Man. Even the Lone Gunmen will be returning to the series, according to Express.
When someone watching X-Files wants to know what’s up with that weird Season 9 Lone Gunmen episode. pic.twitter.com/Gbvm1ibx3U
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The Lone Gunmen included Richard Langly (played by Dean Haglund), John Fitzgerald Byers (played by Bruce Harwood), and Melvin Frohike (played by Tom Braidwood). They sacrificed themselves near the end of the original X-Files series, and there was a funeral in their honor. Fans were incredibly upset that the trio was killed off, and the show’s creators had admitted they made a mistake. When the actors who will reprise their roles found out the news last summer, Haglund announced it to fans at an event he was attending in Sydney, Australia.
“Well, today they contacted us. We’re shooting July 28. The gunmen are in the final 6.”
Haglund also tweeted the news.
The mystery that now remains is how the writers are going to bring this popular trio back from the dead. Fans will have to wait until January 24 to find out, but they seem to be thrilled with the news that the Lone Gunmen are coming back!
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But what about the real-life X-Files that have inspired the television phenomenon? Decider reports that Vice is coming back with a second season of its The Real series, and they are featuring the alien conspiracy of Roswell, New Mexico, the site of the famous UFO crash of 1947. The episode is called “The Real X-Files.”
In an attempt to find out if “the truth is out there,” Casey Feldman teams up with paranormal investigator Joe Nickell to interview the people of Roswell. Motherboard reports that the team also interviews William B. Davis, who plays Cigarette Smoking Man in the X-Files and who is a real-life skeptic. The episode can be seen below.
Whether or not there are real-life alien conspiracies, Mulder and Scully sure know how to find them in the X-Files. Fans are truly sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the premier of one of the most iconic shows of the 1990s, coming to Fox on January 24, 2016.
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