The X-Files is back in a little over a week. there's a sentence we never expected to write.
The new limited series will run for six episodes and sees the return of pretty much everyone - that naturally includes Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as well as series creator Chris Carter but we'll also be welcoming back the bald guy and the smoking man!
If you're a fan who has been waiting patiently for this day since the not-so-good movie back in 2008 you're in luck as the first minute of the new show has been revealed online. Yes it's just a minute but you'll still want to give it a look. Click on the image below to watch it.
It's a pretty succinct summary of the many years of the show which came before and, not at all incidentally, acts as a nostalgia trip for anyone who was alive during the 90s. Come on, we all watched it. So it operates to help include those who are new to these files marked X and also as fan service, good job everyone!
Of course the true test will be what happens next. Early reviews of the first episode are arriving online and we're not going to post any spoilers here so seek them out if you're interested. Carter and co have a six episode arc to work with and they're promising an overarching story as well as monster of the week stuff. It's a very short run to get through that amount of content but we remain hopeful that it will have been worth the long wait.
The X-Files six episode limited series begins on Fox on the 24th of January 2016.