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‘X-Files’ Threatens Alien Terrorism in Extended 2016 Revival Trailer

The X-Files gave us a two-part tease of its 2016 event series revival last night, but like any good conspiracy, things are about to go much, much deeper. Watch Joel McHale threaten extraterrestrial terrorism in an extended full trailer for our new X-Files!

In addition to the lion’s share of footage from last night’s two-part premieres, our new look at 2016’s X-Files return sees Mulder being lured out of retirement with promises of a terrorist attack using alien technology. Scully, as ever, remains unconvinced.

Thus far, FOX’s X-Files return has confirmed the Lone Gunmen, Annabeth Gish, Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis to reprise their roles beside David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, while Community star Joel McHale will play a conservative pundit who tasks Mulder and Scully with investigating a woman claiming to have been abducted (The Americans star Annet Mahendru). Additionally, comedian and superfan Kumail Nanjiani will play a small role, while Flash star Robbie Amell and Six Feet Under alum Lauren Ambrose will play a pair of confident new FBI agents.

On the creative side, writers and producers Chris Carter, Glen Morgan and Jim Wong will return to write and direct, with Frank Spotnitz also eyed to pitch in, and composer Mark Snow also coming aboard.

Plenty more details will arise before the official January 24 premiere, including by the presentation at New York Comic-Con, but rewatch the X-Files trailer above, and prepare for the truth to return in 2016!

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