Fox has unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming revival of “The X-Files,” which is set to premiere in January 2016. The network debuted the two-part promo during episodes of its Monday night shows “Gotham” and “Minority Report.”
The new footage captures the same air of mystery and paranoia that became a hallmark of the sci-fi procedural, with plenty of callbacks to the original series, including Mitch Pileggi’s Walter Skinner and the return of the villainous Smoking Man (William B. Davis).
“In 2002, our investigation ceased, but my personal obsession did not,” David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder intones at the start of the trailer. “They police us and spy on us, tell us that makes us safer – we’ve never been in more danger.”
It’s not long before Mulder reunites with former partner (both professionally and personally) Dana Scully, played by Gillian Anderson, who warns him, “You are on dangerous ground here.”
Fox will present the first episode of the hotly-anticipated revival at New York Comic-Con on Oct. 10, following its worldwide premiere at MIPCOM in Cannes, France on Oct. 6. The series debuts in a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, following the NFC Championship Game, and continues with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.