Fox releases new teaser for ‘The X-Files’ 2016 revival series – watch

It features a brief exchange between David Duchovny's Mulder and Gillian Anderson's Scully

Fox has released a second teaser for next year’s The X-Files event series.

The teaser features a brief exchange between David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully. “Are you ready for this, Scully?” he asks. “I don’t know if there’s a choice,” she replies ominously.

Fox confirmed in March that it is bringing back The X-Files for a six-episode “event series”, with Chris Carter returning as executive producer. Shooting is taking place now in Vancouver, Canada and the first teaser for the event series was released earlier this month (July).

Also starring alongside Duchovny and Anderson are Mitch Pileggi, who is reprising his role as FBI boss Walter Skinner, and William B. Davis, who is returning as Mulder and Scully’s nemesis ‘The Smoking Man’. Fan favourites The Lone Gunmen are now confirmed to be returning for the event series too.

Meanwhile, Community‘s Joel McHale has been cast as a conservative web TV news anchor and Flight Of The Conchords‘ Rhys Darby will play a man suspected by Mulder to be the perpetrator of a series of animal attacks. Six Feet Under‘s Lauren Ambrose, The Flash actor Robbie Amell and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani will also make guest appearances.

Fox has recently announced that it will air episode one of the event series on Sunday, January 25, followed by episode two on Monday, January 26. The remaining episodes of the event series will air on Fox on subsequent Monday nights. At present, the event series has yet to be picked up by a UK broadcaster.

The cult sci-fi show originally aired on Fox for nine seasons between 1993 and 2002 and also spawned a pair of spin-off films, released in 1998 and 2008. Fox first revealed in January that it was having “conversations” about reviving the much-loved series.