Is it January 24th yet?
FOX has released this brand new 22-minute long featurette, giving fans the deepest look yet at the upcoming 6 episode continuation of the groundbreaking series. Over the course of several segments, we find out a lot more about the new characters headed to the show, the new struggles facing our favorite FBI pair, and some new monsters.
Check out the featurette above for all the details, but don’t watch if you haven’t seen the entire series.
BEWARE: SPOILERS BELOW
So, now that you’ve watched the best featurette since the last movie (right?!), let’s talk about a few of these new developments …
First off, I actually look forward to seeing this “new development” in Mulder and Scully’s relationship. While I by no means agree with Chris Carter’s sentiment that “for nine years, Mulder and Scully had a platonic relationship”, they were always most interesting when the focus wasn’t on their romantic relationship, and it sounds like we might be getting back to basics on that front. Or, at least, getting back to the relationship they had circa season 7 or so. We’ll see how it plays out, but I’ve always trusted the X-Files team when it comes to my favorite on screen pairing.
Speaking of the writing, I’m actually really interested in the fact that they’re doing a true mix of Mythology and Monster of the Week episodes. It’s gonna be tough to really balance the two, while also bringing about the closure so many fans are hoping for, but I will say that the Monster of the Week episodes were always the best of the series, and I’m looking forward to that lizard man ep.
Some familiar faces are returning, including the Cigarette Smoking Man and the Lone Gunman. We don’t entirely know the context for either appearance, but since all four men were supposedly dead at the end of the series, it will be interesting to see how they explain at least CSM’s apparent survival (the Lone Gunman could very well be part of that ‘dream life’ episode, though they are still alive in the comics).
I’m also curious as to what role the teenage William will play in the show. It seems like, as I mentioned, they’ll be exploring the ‘what life could have been’ route, with Scully and Mulder raising their son like normal parents, but whether that means we’ll get a glimpse into William’s real life, or if he will play a role in the larger mythology of this season is yet to be determined (he was ‘alien Jesus’ after all).
Lastly, who is in the urn?! If you look closely at any scenes in which Scully and Mulder are discussing their son, there is an urn next to Scully’s leg, and they are dressed for a funeral. Who the hell is in the urn?!