For anyone still doubting that we’ll ever get that revival of The X-Files that’s been rumored for years, a new image offers photographic proof of the return of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
The photo was posted by the show’s official Twitter account, and features series creator Chris Carter looking on as stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are filmed on the set of the upcoming limited series that will bring The X-Files back to television after 13 years. Duchovny and Anderson are set to reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully, respectively, the investigators of the unknown that made the series a cultural touchstone in the ’90s.
— The X-Files (@thexfilesfox) June 10, 2015
Along with Duchovny and Anderson, series veteran Mitch Pileggi has also confirmed his return as the pair’s former boss, Walter Skinner, and fellow series regular William B. Davis is also rumored to reprise his role as the enigmatic Cigarette-Smoking Man. Annabeth Gish and Robert Patrick, who co-starred in the series late in its run after Duchovny and Anderson had ceased appearing regularly in episodes, are also rumored to be returning in some capacity for the revival.
Scheduled to span six episodes, the limited series will air on FOX, the network that aired the first nine seasons between 1993 and 2002. Carter will once again serve as the head writer and showrunner on the series along with original writers Glen Morgan and James Wong.
While details regarding the revival’s plot have remained scarce, Community actor Joel McHale has confirmed he’ll play a conservative online news anchor in the series. In discussing the format for the revival series, Duchovny also suggested that the six episodes will feature a mix of standalone stories and the over-arching mythology the series was famous for establishing (and expanding) over its nine seasons.
The X-Files revival series will premiere January 24, 2016.