“My name is Fox Mulder. Since my childhood I’ve been obsessed by a controversial global phenomenon.”
You would remember those words from the classic television show X-Files created by Chris Carter. The American science fiction horror drama television series which originally aired from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002, on Fox, spanning nine seasons and 202 episodes centred around Government corruption in the form of UFO and alien cover-ups with FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigating marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena.
It had already been announced in March, 2015 that the show will return as a miniseries, with Chris Carter as executive producer and writer, and David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Annabeth Gish, William B. Davis and Mitch Pileggi all reprising their roles.
The new X-Files miniseries starts on 24 January on Fox in the US, and will be showing in early February in the UK on Channel 5
Chris Carter said in a recent interview that the new series will touch on some of the more political conspiracies that take place in our world.
“A lot of the rights and liberties that were signed away [with the Patriot Act] are being abused now, and no one seems to care,” Carter said.
“We see the admitted spying by the government. These are not things we’re making up and it informs everything Mulder and Scully are doing,” he added.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the new series will feature issues like, “war in the Middle East, NSA spying, chem-trails (here called ‘aerial contaminants’), police militarization, supposed FEMA prison camps, and the eventual military ‘takeover of America’ by a UN-like group of ‘multinational elites.’”