We’re going to get 201 days of The X-Files before the event series we’re oh-so looking forward to hits FOX in January. No, your eyes do not deceive you and yes this embarrassment of riches is real: the network will be marathoning the entire series in the lead-up to the January 24, 2016 premiere of Mulder and Scully’s return. THE TRUTH IS FINALLY OUT THERE! And it will be televised. All of it.
Also sorry, Rachel: I’m definitely going to call in sick for 201 days to watch this AWOOPS. (Editor’s Note: I’ll allow it. -RH)
The business was revealed in a new promo highlighting the alien goodtimes. But it wasn’t just a couple shots of old episodes that got us excited — oh no no! You see, the clip even features the slightest glimpse of new footage at the end, showing Mulder and Scully back together in all their alien-hunting glory.
It even has a bit of ominous dialogue — because of course — with Mulder asserting what we all want to believe. “I believe that what we’re looking for is in the X-Files. I’m more certain than ever that the truth is in there.” But not so fast, because here’s Scully responding with a bit of real talk, “I’ve heard the truth, Mulder. Now what I want are the answers.”
And answers we will get when the next head-trippy installment of longest-running sci-fi series in the history of American network television returns in a six-episode event series. Re-helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter, we could not be more excited to see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return to the world as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
What about you? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Alicia Lutes is the Associate Editor of The Nerdist. Tweet her alien GIFs @alicialutes.