My predictions are: it will be revealed that Fox Mulder and Dana Skully are code names for "Fog's Murder and Data Skull-e(xtraterestrial)", which is reference to the clones conspiracy. It will be shown, that the alien virus is spread secretly in the oil fuel around the world. By using it, cars and the other vehicles, transport the virus. When the fuel is burnt, it is transformed to gas and released in the air. Then the people who breathe these emissions are potentially infected with the virus. This is why there are so much wars around the world for invading the OIL. And all the emirs and sheiks are controlled by the Syndicate. But the human kind is trying to replace the oil vehicles with electric ones and this is our final chance to defeat the alien virus pandemia.
When Does The X-Files Premiere?
Fox's fall lineup wasn't expected to include The X-Files, but the network did announce an official premiere date for the six-episode limited run.
The X-Files will return on Sunday January 24th, 2016 at 10 p.m. with a generous lead-in from the NFL, which hosts its NFC Championship that day. It will be a two-night premiere, with the show airing on Monday night at 8 p.m. in its regular timeslot.
The X-Files begins production in Vancouver on June 8th according to Production Weekly.
The big names are locked in. Who else can we expect to join them?
Beyond Duchovny and Anderson, Pileggi confirmed his role in the revival via Twitter. The Cigarette Smoking Man, played by William B. Davis, confirmed to Den of Geek (full story coming soon) that he wil be back in some capacity.
"I have ideas for everyone," he told XFN at the mention of the possibility of having Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish, and Robert Patrick reprise their roles. "Their availability is subject to their regular paying jobs. Of course, I'd like to bring everyone possible back, but it's who's going to fit into the story and who's available."
Robert Patrick, known for his role as John Doggett, Mulder’s season eight and nine replacement, was asked about his time on The X-Files at a Scandinavian Sci-Fi convention. He immediately jumped into why he doesn’t want to be a part of the new episodes.
“I wanna do as many different roles that I can, and not just one thing,” Patrick said. “So the same I feel about with John Doggett and the X-Files. I'm doing a new show right now called Scorpion, that I love. And I’d much rather be doing that show than going backwards and revisiting a character that I’ve already done.”
Understandable. But then it got a little weird:
“I loved doing the X-Files then I did it, and Gillian Anderson is a beautiful sexy woman to work with every day,” Patrick said. “And so is Annabeth Gish. And I wish them all the best with that new project.”
What will the revival look like?
Duchovny, while expressing his interest in the project, suggested a full season was off the table. He got his wish. We're getting only six episodes. A reasonable expectation would be Fox leveraging a limited series to reignite interest and lead into the long-awaited third feature film. If all goes well, let’s call it the 12/22/2012** plan: Duchovny and Anderson say they're good with doing this every year and we get six episodes of the X-Files each January until the end of time.
If the limited run takes place past 2012, they’ll have to explain whether or not the alien invasion happened. Carter offered this answer to XFN:
"I've thought about that," he says referring to the colonization date. "I don't know exactly how I'm going to address it, in a big way, a mild way, a modern way, a mention or a plot point." Then he adds, "And of course you can't avoid to deal with the William (arc) in some way or another."
In an exclusive interview with X-Files News, the Carter revealed some early production details. Among them, The X-Files returns home to Vancouver, where the first five seasons were filmed. He's surrounding himself with some of the now well-known production talent that was a major part of the show's original run (you can read more about that below).
As for the plot, Carter is tight-lipped on the details, but did offer this:
"We're going to tell X-Files the way that we've always told them; we will of course set them in the time and place that they exist. We're telling contemporary stories about contemporary situations, true to Mulder and Scully's characters and their relationship and the passage of time."
David Duchovny called the script "fantastic" and admitted the waterworks flowed when he started turning pages. From an EW interview:
“I got the first script this morning. I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page. It was just so strange to see the names on the page. It had nothing to do with the script itself… That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I’ll have to figure out how to use that [in the performance].”