Almost a decade and a half after its original ending, The X-Files is set to return early next year. Today, Fox released the first footage from the new season.
Fox has kicked off a marketing campaign encouraging people to watch one episode per day up until the premiere of the new series, which is 201 days away. The short video below about this is capped off with a brief glimpse of the new series at about the 32-second mark. It lasts all of two or three seconds, but when you’re a fanatic of a franchise that hasn’t been seen for 13 years (save for one mediocre movie), you’ll take what you can get.
What we see is pretty standard fare for The X-Files: Mulder and Scully enter a dark, creepy-looking room with guns and flashlights drawn as they scan the room. It’s perhaps not a coincidence that it resembles a scene from the early episode “Squeeze,” which would go on to be included in the show’s opening title sequence for eight of its nine-year run.
The new six-episode season of the show–being referred to as an event series–is set to premiere on January 24, 2016. It will feature returning stars David Duchovny (Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Scully), as well as series regulars like Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) and William B. Davis (The Smoking Man).