Watch the First Minute of ‘The X-Files’ Revival

Fox Fumbles Handoff to 'The X-Files'
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Although “The X-Files” revival premiered at MIPCOM in Cannes and later showed at New York Comic-Con in October, the rest of the fans can also catch a glimpse of the show before its debut. Fox released the first minute of “The X-Files” Monday on

The clip, narrated by Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), shows a montage of old photos as Mulder details his past, explaining his obsession with aliens and search for his abducted sister. While the short clip only features photos, Mulder does mention his former partner Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson).

It’s not long before viewers will actually get to see Mulder and Scully on screen again. The first episode follows the pair as they take on a case of a possible alien abductee.

The six-episode series will feature both stand-alone episodes and ones that delve further into the original show’s seminal mythology. Thirteen years after the original series’ run, “The X-Files” revival debuts in two parts beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 after the NFC Championship Game and launches its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 at 8 pm.

The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”) and Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”).

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  1. Jacques Strappe says:

    I was really looking forward to this revival. That is, until I binge watched the entire 9 seasons of the original series this summer. Other than a few memorable episodes, so many in the series were mostly forgettable. Memory and nostalgia aren’t all what they are cracked up to be.

    • Adam says:

      Any show that runs 9 seasons is going to have some dud episodes. Plus, the show should have ended after the end of season 7. The last 2 seasons were done because Fox insisted on it.

      • Blackwood says:

        Season 8 was far, far better than anything the tired Season 7 had to offer. Robert Patrick breathed new life into the show just when it was getting stale.

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