For years, the idea that The X-Files would actually come back felt like a myth, a rumor perpetuated by nerds like me who refused to give up the idea of having Mulder and Scully back in our lives again. Then, FOX announced the show really was coming back, and tiny glimpses of footage began to appear, and it all felt a little more real.
Now, it’s really real. Last night, during Gotham and Minority Report, FOX released a two-part trailer for the show’s return. Today, that trailer was released online with added footage featuring plenty of a new character played by Joel McHale. It’s got spying, it’s got conspiracies, and it’s got Cigarette Smoking Man. This is really happening.
The X-Files returns in January.