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Mulder And Scully Return In Spooky New 'X-Files' Teaser

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A new teaser for the upcoming X-Files series may be short, but it's got a few choice shots that have us excited.

In a new 15-second teaser for FOX's six-episode return, we see a group of armed military personnel marching forward into the darkness accompanied by a man in a suit and hat, seemingly searching for something; some gnarly syringe carrying a mysterious substance; a bloody body being dragged across the floor; and two quick shots of Mulder and Scully wandering around in the dark—guns drawn with flashlights, of course. Ah, just like they used to do.

The most interesting shot, perhaps, is a quick glimpse of Mulder's "I Want To Believe" poster lying on the ground and some black-booted person walking over it.

So far, we know that on top of our two stars—David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson—we'll also see The Smoking Man (William B Davis) and Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi). No word on The Lone Gunmen, who had their very own short-lived spinoff in 2001, but we will get two new characters played by Joel McHale (Community, The Soup) and Rhys Darby (What We Do In Shadows, Flight of the Conchords).

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The X-Files premieres on FOX January 24. You can prepare by re-watching the series on Netflix or you can listen to comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and guests discuss every episode, in order, via Feral Audio's The X-Files Filespodcast.