It’s been a long time coming for Mulder and Scully’s return (especially past that pesky 2012 alien invasion), but The X-Files have officially been re-opened. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny return, along with a host of familiar faces in the first of FOX’s two-part 2016 X-Files trailer!

FOX dropped the first half of the trailer during Monday’s broadcast of Gotham, keeping the second, more fan-friendly portion for the subsequent airing of Minority Report. There’s a lot to take in, but in addition to Mulder seemingly pulling Scully back into the conspiracy world, it looks like flashbacks will play a part, and could help explain the appearance of a certain smokey friend.

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 trailers above, and prepare for the truth to return in 2016!

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