The X-Files reboot is set to premiere on Fox January 24, 2016, with series creator Chris Carter returning along with David Duchovny (Agent Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) Mitch Pileggi (FBI boss Skinner) and William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man) reprising their iconic roles 14 years after the show went off the air after 9 seasons. The new series will run for only 6 episodes.
Chris Carter discussed what we can expect from the revival with Entertainment Weekly:
Post 9/11 Worldview
The X-Files ended right after 9/11. A lot has happened since then. A lot of rollback of rights and liberties in the name of our protection. We’re being spied on now, we’re being lied to — all things that, for me, remind me of when I grew up, which was right around Watergate. I think we’re in similar and much more dire times right now.
Mulder and Scully’s relationship
David Duchovny told EW that “Mulder “is in a dark, dark place.”