Since it was announced there would be a six episode reboot of Fox's "The X-Files," many are anxious to see the next chapter of Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny). Fans of the show may not have to wait until the premiere in January, as Fox announced there will be a screening of the first episode at New York Comic-Con in October.
On Saturday, Oct. 10 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET, Fox will show the first episode, "My Struggle," on the Main Stage of the Javits Center to all in attendance, the network announced in a news release. After the episode is shown, there will be a Q&A with executive producer Chris Carter and star David Duchovny.
In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully will take on a case of a possible alien abductee. As for the rest of the episodes, Fox said the reboot will have a mixture of stand-alone investigative episodes and ones that touch on the mythology shown in past seasons of the sci-fi show.
Meanwhile, Mulder and Scully will no longer romantically involved when the six-episode event-series premieres. It’s been seven years since audiences last saw the duo in the 2008 film, “X-Files: I Want To Believe.” According to E! Online, it’s unclear exactly what split the partners up or if that will even be addressed in the series. Carter seems less interested in their relationship and more interested in what a breakup means for their dynamic as characters. Viewers have never seen Mulder and Scully work together as exes before.
At New York Comic-Con there are up to five Panels on the Main Stage each day. To get into the panel you want to see, be sure to get on line early because every fan on line will be counted and once they reach maximum capacity based on the number of seats available, that specific panel's line will close, according to the New York Comic-Con website. But unfortuantely those hoping to catch "The X-Files" panel will need to already have bought a ticket. Passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are already sold out. Tickets for Thursday are currently still available.
"The X-Files" reboot will prmeiere on Fox on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 after the NFC Championship game. The show that ventured into the unknown ran for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002, with 202 episodes. Two movies were also made from the show, 1998's "The X Files" and "X Files: I Want To Believe."