As if we already weren't over-the-moon excited about the new The X-Files series (coming to your television screens Sunday, Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. EST), the makers just gave us a tasty morsel to view. There is a 21-minute preview of The X-Files available for you to watch, and this has almost brought me to the edge of excitement. Seriously, if I get any more excited, I will explode, and, thereby, become an X-File. Which, hopefully, Mulder and Scully will get to investigate with all the witty repartee and smoldering looks they can muster. Anyway, in this newly released 21-minute video, stars David Duchovny (Agent Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Agent Dana Scully), along with series creator Chris Carter, give a little background about the new series and share some exciting footage. The X-Files will return with six new episodes of joy and fun for the whole family... but maybe actually just for the over 13 crowd.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the spooky tones of the opening scene in The X-Files, or the show at all, allow me to drop some knowledge on you. We've got two FBI agent main characters here: Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The two are literally soul mates who balance each other out; Mulder always looks for the most fantastical answers to solve cases, and Scully always looks to science. Did I mention they are soul mates? There are, of course, other characters: a guy who runs the country behind closed doors called "Cancer Man" (William B. Davies) and a guy who plays their boss called Water Skinner (Mitch Pileggi). But, honestly, they pale in comparison to Mulder and Scully. (And I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but they are soul mates.)
This revival will have some new characters, characters who will hopefully not be as engaging as Duchovny and Anderson (no distractions please). They will be played by actors like Joel McHale (Community), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords), and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley). Cancer Man and Mr. Skinner will also return, which is nice because I have a low-key Skinner crush.
Will Mulder and Scully finally end up together? Will we finally get the truth? Will one of the characters ever just turn on the light in a building instead of using a flashlight? There's only one way to find out. But, first, watch the 21-minute sneak preview. I hope it makes you as happy as it made me.
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