Here’s a nice little weekend gift for all of you X-Files fan: Fox has released the first preview pics of the long awaited TV six-part series revival, along with a few teasing details about the first episode, titled “My Struggle,” in which Annet Mahendru (The Americans) is Sveta, a woman “who believes she’s regularly abducted by aliens.”
Another new character is Joel McHale, who will play Tad O’Malley, “the anchor of a popular conservative Internet news network who becomes an unlikely ally for Mulder” –Conservative, huh? Biting already at the hand who feeds you, Mr. Carter?
As for the old characters we all loved, Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis are returning as Walter Skinner and The Smoking Man, respectively. Which is a bit odd considering how he’s supposed to have been killed in the last episode of the old series; so either the shadowy villain managed to escape, he’ll be shown on playback scenes, or Chris Carter will once again play around with the concept of spirits appearing to the characters.
IMO it would’ve been nice to see Nicholas Lea return as Alex Krycek, too. Maybe on the next season —if there is one?
To see the rest of the released images, head over to Entertainment Weekly.
The X-Files’ new season premieres in January 26th, 2016.