Fox have released the first trailer for the upcoming 11th season of The X-Files during the show’s panel at New York Comic Con over the weekend, and it promises a lot of action sequences, conspiracy theories and of course, aliens.
Special Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) reunite in the trailer as they find themselves fighting to save humanity in an alien invasion, whilst in an attempt to also find their long-lost son William.
Season 10 ended with Mulder heading towards death’s door following a life-threatening infection spreading across the world. With Scully being the only one immune the weight of saving her partner and the human race sat heavily on her shoulders as she appeared in the eye of an alien ship.
“Mulder, I’ve seen it. I’ve seen how it begins,” Scully nervously voices in the opening line of the trailer, suggesting that the events of last season’s finale could have been one of Dana’s many dreams about her future life – a possible prediction of terrible things to come.
The trailer also re-introduces us to some fan favourite characters, including the notorious Cigarette- Smoking Man (William B. Davis), Assistant Director Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and Special Agent Reyes (Annabeth Gish). Fans were given a pleasant shock as the first visual look at the upcoming season teases the return of one of the Lone Gunman hackers, who in the original series was thought to be dead.
“I’m here to offer you a deal. Civilization is in its final stages. I’m asking you to betray the old human race,” The Cigarette-Man proposes to Skinner, just before asking if he could smoke.
EW reports that creator Chris Carter has promised fans during the NYCC panel that the season will focus on Mulder and Scully’s relationship as “father, son, mother… you’ll see more of William than you’ve seen in a long time.”
It has been previously confirmed that Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose will reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully’s doppelgängers Agents Miller and Einstein.
“The truth still lies in the X-Files, Mulder,” Scully silently says from a hospital bed at the end of the trailer.
The X-Files Season 11 consists of 10 episodes and is scheduled to premiere in early 2018.