There are less than two weeks to go before the return of The X-Files on Fox, and Chris Carter and cast David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson hint at some of the things to come this season. Anderson herself even divulges her 6 favorite episodes from the iconic season, and you can see how they fare with yours just below.
The X-Files Twitter account live-streamed six episodes from the show’s past. The list was curated by none other than Scully herself (who is about to get her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 8th), and even though the live stream is long over you can still take a look at the episodes below.
Here’s the full list:
- “Ice” – Season 1, Episode 8
- “Humbug” – Season 2, Episode 20
- “Jose Chung’s from Outer Space” – Season 3, Episode 20
- “The Post-Modern Prometheus” – Season 5, Episode 5
- “Bad Blood” – Season 5, Episode 12
- “Triangle” – Season 6, Episode 3
In addition to that, we also have a new featurette which features some behind-the-scenes footage, clips from the upcoming season, some talking head interviews, and even some giggles. The trailer also sets up the series return as “more quintessential X-Files,” in the words of Anderson.
The X-Files creator Chris Carter even promises “a really interesting dramatic solution” to the season 10 finale, which left off with an alien craft hovering over Mulder and Scully.
“We’re doing ten this year as opposed to six, and I think doing six was difficult because we had to reintroduce the characters,” David Duchovny admits. “We’re better set up to get back to the partnership and the banter the comes with that.”
If that weren’t enough to whet your appetite for the upcoming season, FOX also released over 30 new photos from the series’ return.
The 10-episode series will be executive produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their iconic roles, and as opposed to the six-episode run from season 10, season 11 will begin and end with mythology-driven episodes, sandwiching eight stand-alone case files written and directed by both new and veteran writers and directors. Other returning cast includes Annabeth Gish, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Veronica Cartwright, Chris Owens, Dean Haglund, and newcomer Barbara Hershey.
If you need to catch up, all 208 episodes of the series (or just want to check out Anderson’s 6 picks) are currently available to stream on demand, Fox Now, and Hulu.
Season 11 of The X-Files will premiere on Wednesday, January 3 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.