Chris Carter teases The X-Files' themes, tone and character arcs in new promo

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Jan 17, 2016, 10:12 AM EST (Updated)

The debut of Fox's new 6-episode resurrection of The X-Files is nearly upon us, and to further immerse yourself in the paranormal series after its extended retirement, check out this new featurette with creator and executive producer Chris Carter discussing the show's lasting legacy and complicated layers of mythology.  The X-Files is set to return in a special two-night premiere on Sunday, Jan. 24, after the NFC Championship Game, then continuing the next night with its normal timeslot on Monday, Jan. 25 (8-9 PM ET/PT). 

Climb on in and see what Carter says The X-Files does best.


Here are the official plotlines for the first two episodes of the mysterious mini-season:

“The X-Files” Episode 10.01 – “My Struggle”

Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of the thrilling series “THE X-FILES” is here.  FOX MULDER (David Duchovny) and DANA SCULLY (Gillian Anderson) have been approached by TAD O’MALLEY (guest star Joel McHale), a popular conspiracy theorist web-TV show host, who believes he has uncovered a significant government conspiracy. With the assistance of FBI Asst. Dir. WALTER SKINNER (Mitch Pileggi), O’Malley seeks to enlist the help of former X-Files agents Mulder and Scully, who have since severed ties with the FBI. Through O’Malley, they are introduced to SVETA (guest star Annett Mahendru), a possible alien abductee who shares shocking information with them that will challenge everything that Mulder has ever believed about the existence of aliens and the government’s role in covering them up.

“The X-Files” Episode 10.02 – “Founder’s Mutation”

MULDER AND SCULLY INVESTIGATE A DOCTOR WITH UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES ON PART TWO OF THE TWO-NIGHT SEASON PREMIERE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JAMES WONG – When a scientist suddenly commits suicide, Mulder and Scully investigate what unseen force may have driven him to it. What they uncover is a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has been going on for decades, breeding subjects who possess unexpected and dangerous powers – and who harbor deep resentments.

Will you be with Mulder and Scully as they investigate more strange conspiracies within The X-Files universe?

(Via Dread Central)