It was only a matter of time before Fox executive session at the Television Critics Association would have plenty of details about the reboot of The X-Files that is in production right now.
The event series is one of the most highly anticipated projects right now for the Fox television and fans have been pouring over every single preview snippet that has been released. Those who attended the TCA were treated with the very first scene from the X-Files reboot with an explanatory introduction that was given by Chairman and CEO Dana Walden.
She let the TCA know that they were watching a scene from their very first episode back. You may recall that some of the episodes were based on mythology and there were episodes that dug in pretty deep into the conspiracy of The X-Files, and then there were some pretty awesome episodes that stood alone and were the greatest thing since sliced bread. That is what you will be seeing with the reboot of The X-Files as well.
These are the types of comments that both intriguing and encouraging. Fans of The X-Files will be happy to hear that the reboot will continue the tradition of monster of the week stories and even adding to the conspiracy tale. Some of the greatest episodes of all time were considered the standalone ones such as Darkness Falls, Humbug, Christmas Carol, The Post-Modern Prometheus, Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose, Squeeze, Pusher, and X-Cops. Although considering it’s the limited event series that only has six episodes, it would be hard to see how this type of mixture can even be achieved at all.
The last time that anyone saw X-Files Mulder and Scully, they were living their lives outside of the FBI. When it comes to a storytelling perspective, it may be assumed that the first episode will deal a lot with the pair catching up and bringing them back to work and putting them into the investigative action. This was recently confirmed by the scene that Walden showed at TCA, which reportedly had Scully storming into Mulder’s home for some sort of fight over his obsession with the unexplained and some new leads that he had received from a mysterious character that we don’t know yet.
The real question is do any of those leads actually relate to the conspiracy or are they just a standalone story? There are only 5 episodes that can be played with and it has been argued that the success of the event series will answer that question. There has even been talk of continuing the series to longer than just the six episodes. The history of The X-files has always had the agent investigating standalone stories first and then dealing with the conspiracy during the whole process.
Either way that it goes, The X-Files reboot, which will be premiered on January 24th, 2016, is something to look forward to.