The X-Files is set to return on Jan. 24, 2016. While little has been revealed about the reboot series, a recently released poster displays a man’s silhouette. According to Entertainment Weekly, six episodes are scheduled. Earlier photos show the FBI director seated with Fox Mulder, who is handcuffed and wearing an orange prison jumpsuit. Short videos have also been released. One shows Molder and his partner, Dana Scully, working in tandem as they were used to amidst the words “The Truth Is Still Out There.”
Why should viewers care about this limited season? The X-Files has a devoted fan base for certain, and with more than enough episodes available on DVD and streaming media such as Netflix, there could be even more people wanting answers to the many questions that the show left unanswered.
The cast and crew are gracious enough to come back for another short look at the world The X-Files introduced to viewers in 1993. They had a good run but are still relevant enough for FOX to let them come back. Fans of The X-Files series will thank them for bringing the show back to tie up loose ends, even if only for a limited run. Not many directors and writers have had an opportunity to come back and tell their story again. The X-Files‘ desire to complete their unfinished business should be applauded. Many showrunners, as well as writers of well-known and popular TV series, have openly admitted to plot twists or scenarios they never intended to wrap up a series just for hype. If the cast and crew are willing to return to pay off some of the things they started before the show originally ended, that should be respected and many fans will rejoice.
Gillian Anderson, who played Agent Dr. Dana Scully, and David Duchovny, who played agent Fox Mulder, will both be returning to their X-Files roles, along with a few other key players. Fans should also be on the lookout for well-known figures of The X-Files series who will return for cameos. This reboot will be a reunion that many have waited over a decade to view. Despite the fact that there have been two movies since The X-Files went off the air, they could not take the place of the FOX series.
The X-Files reboot series is a chance for the fans to re-experience, or experience for the first time, the usual flare of paranormal and procedural drama that viewers were accustomed to when the show was originally on the air.
For those viewers who have not witnessed the show yet, their opportunity is fast approaching. For those naive to The X-Files universe, there is more than just aliens afoot. There is every sort of paranormal creature or supernatural being lurking in their world. The X-Files‘ division of the FBI takes care of business. The show never disappointed with its style or direction. Moreover, fans of a more romantic series were treated to the palatable chemistry the actors shared. Watching this dynamic duo solve bizarre crimes while falling in love was always enjoyable and Must-See TV. It will be nice to see the grounded Agent Scully and the always inquisitive Agent Mulder back in action again.
To any conspiracy theorists or alien enthusiast that dares to look up at the sky and wonder what else is out there, turn on the TV and tune into FOX in January 2016. The X-Files will be back with a vengeance, and viewers can expect a thrilling six-episode run.
Written by Blake Gardner
Edited by Leigh Haugh
Entertainment Weekly–Official: X-Files Returning to Fox for 6 Episodes
Den of Geek–The X-Files Revival News: New Posters and Images