The X-Files revival doesn’t premiere until Sunday, January 24th, which will kick off a two-night debut event. However, if you can’t wait that long and still need more after that 21-minute sneak peek, you can watch the first minute of the first episode online right now.
Head on over to DoYouStillBelieve.com to see how Fox will kick things off this time around. Narrated by the voice of David Duchovny, Agent Mulder offers a succinct recap of what transpired in the series’ original run, accompanied to various photos. Here’s a transcription of the dialogue:
My name is Fox Mulder. Since my childhood, I have been obsessed by a controversial global phenomenon, since my sister disappeared when I was 12 years old in what I believe was an alien abduction. My obsession took me to the FBI, where I investigated paranormal science cases through the auspices of a unit known as The X-Files. Through this unit, I could continue my work on the alien phenomenon and the search for my missing sister. In 1993, the FBI saw to impugn my work, bringing in a scientist and medical doctor to debunk it, which only deepened my obsession for the better part of a decade, during which time that agent, Dana Scully, had her own faith tested. In 2002, in a change of direction and policy, the FBI closed The X-Files and our investigations ceased — but my personal obsession did not.
There’s no new looks or bits of information here other than how the first episode will begin, but these images and chatter will surely evoke some fond memories within fans. Gillian Anderson returns alongside Duchovny as Agent Scully, in addition to returning and new cast members Mitch Pileggi (Skinner), Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes), Dean Haglund (The Lone Gunman), William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man), Kumail Nanjiani, Annet Mehendru, Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose, and Joel McHale.
The new “event series” will premiere on January 24th starting at 10:00 p.m. EST/8 p.m. PST, to be followed Monday, January 25th, but another episode starting at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST.