‘The X-Files’ Revival Trailer & Poster Remind You to Trust No One

By October 20, 2015
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We’re only a few short months away from Fox’s planned revival of the critically-acclaimed and beloved original series, The X-Files. The revival will run for six episodes featuring the return of familiar characters from the original series, as well as new additions alongside Agents Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson). Not much is known about the new series, and while the previous trailers and promos have given fans some new details regarding the overall plot of the six episodes, and where Mulder and Scully are at in their lives when we catch up with them again, a large majority of the revival has been kept in secrecy.

The six-episode run is said to tell one large, overarching story along with individual, self-contained cases that the two Agents will be investigating as well, much like how the original series operated. It looks like Mulder is fully aware of some possible government conspiracies taking place in the shadows, and while he and Scully will likely get caught up from time to time in various strange investigations, it’s safe to assume that he’ll have his answers one way or another by the time the revival is over.

A new teaser trailer for the series has been revealed, and if you thought the previous trailers might have been packed to the brim with nostalgic emotions, you haven’t seen anything yet. Check it out below:

In adddition to the teaser that was released, Fox has also unveiled a new poster for the revival series, and it features the all-too-familiar silhouette of William B. Davis’ Cigarette Smoking Man – and it looks like Mulder’s nemesis is back once again. Check out this awesome, eerie poster below:

the x-files cigarette smoking man posterThe teaser also features glimpses at Mitch Pileggi’s Skinner and Joel McHale’s character as well, although how they’ll each play a role in the revival’s story is still unknown. Packed into the different glimpses of footage though, I couldn’t have imagined a better way for the teaser to end than with that last little scene and POV shot. I absolutely loved it. As expected too, Duchovny and Anderson have fallen back into their most iconic roles so easily again, that it’s hard to imagine they even took a break in the first place.

It’ll be interesting to see how creator Chris Carter and his creative team are planning on bringing Davis’ character back into the fold too, and the role he might play in Mulder’s latest investigation. The series actually looks like it might be using the current surveillance discussions to its advantage too, and there’s no one who might be more skeptical of a government watching their every move than Fox Mulder. While reactions to the pilot at this year’s NYCC have been somewhat mixed depending on who you talk to, all of these promos and trailers seem to fall in line with what I, at least, was expecting this revival to be. The truth is still out there somewhere, and I can’t wait to see how these next six episodes are planning on finding it.

The X-Files Revival will premiere on Sunday, January 24th, 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    Alright The Cigarette Smoking man the True Assassin Of JFK & probably RFK!!!!!