Fox’s upcoming revival of “The X-Files” is several months away, but that hasn’t stopped fans from grasping at any potential spoilers that are floating around online. The latest news is the alleged episode 1 title, which comes via a leak from production.
It’s worth mentioning outright that the source of the information is a photo of what looks like a call sheet from the set that was posted to a rumor blog called X-Files News. It’s impossible to tell if the image is real or a fake, so all of the following information has to be taken with a grain of salt. However, if we assume it’s true, it allegedly contains the premiere episode title: “My Struggle.”
If you’re wondering what that means, you’re not alone. The episode title is very fitting of the show as it is mysterious, vague, kind of dark and hooks you in for more. Some were quick to speculate that the revival season may open with some ties to Nazi Germany given that “My Struggle” is the rough translation for Adolf Hitler’s very famous manifesto, “Mein Kampf.” However, the first episode title, if legit, could be referring to any struggle, not just Hitler’s. After all, that would be a pretty dark place to start a science fiction series.
While the source of the information is giving many people pause about the alleged episode title, the very new production of “X-Files” has already been subject to a few leaks and teasers thus far. The first came in the form of a UFO crash-landing set captured by The Vancouver Sun. The second was a teaser from Deadline that gave eager fans their first look at Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) back in action… Kind of.
“The X-Files” will return to Fox in 2016 for a six-episode event series that will reunite principal cast members Duchovny, Anderson and Mitch Pileggi, and introduce “Community” star Joel McHale in a new role as a conservative Internet news anchor. So far there’s no word on what the exact plot of the hit series’ revival will be, but fans have a little more than six months to theorize before the premiere.
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