Are you one of the millions of rabid X-Files fans dying for some kind of insight into the revival series coming back to Fox next year? Then today is your lucky day.
Set for a January 24, 2016 premiere, the classic sci-fi show is bringing both David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) back into the fold, and the latter just hosted a creative promo spot for the chilling new series.
Entitled, Show & Not Tell, the video is just 20 seconds long, and Anderson kicks it off by explaining that, due to the secrecy surrounding the project, she “can’t really tell you very much about anything.” While this might sound like a major bummer, the actress then adds “but I think I can show you this.” Those words are immediately followed by a supersonic slideshow that reveals 21 separate images from the upcoming revival, posted above.
Didn’t catch that? No problem. Luckily for you, we’re pretty handy with the pause button.
As such, we’ve managed to pull all the images from the video and posted them in the gallery directly following the video. Included among the eerie, hair-raising screen caps are some telling snapshots: A fetus (possibly alien, possibly human, possibly both); an extraterrestrial autopsy; some sort of laser beam-like contraption that looks a lot like a tractor beam; and a smartphone with the name William on the display (hey, not everything can be creepy, right?).
X-Files premiered in September of 1993 and ran for nine, hugely successful seasons. By the time the series wrapped, it had earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award. In a world where everything is revived, reimagined or rebooted, it was really only a matter of time before one of the most popular TV dramas of all time returned to the small screen.
The new show will reportedly provide a mix of stand-alone plot-lines, and episodes that expand upon the mythology of the original. Thus far, only six episodes have been confirmed, but Anderson, Duchovny, and show-runner Chris Carter have all said that they’d be open to more X-Files if this first round of the revival goes well.
You can check out Anderson’s promo video and peruse all the grisly images above.