Arguably and constantly lauded as one of the best TV series to ever happen to humanity, filming for The X-Files reboot is finally underway, and the first images from the set in Vancouver, Canada are beginning to flood our black mirrors.
The epic FOX produced series, detailing the paranormal investigations of the iconic FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) will be returning with a 6 episode mini-series next January, and I absolutely cannot wait!
How creepy was the original opening sequence?!
And to aid the ripening of excitement for the reboot, the The X-Files' Facebook page recently posted our first good look at the returning heroes, and it is literally a right royal kick in the jewels of nostalgia:
Then the heavens opened and a cavalcade of even newer images were sent careering into the web, displaying the tight knit cast, their bandleader Chris Carter and the mini-series' latest addition, Community's Joel McHale, all-smiles under the Vancouver sun:
The series' stars, Anderson and Duchovny, 46 and 54 respectively, still look absolutely terrific. As if they haven't aged at all...
Were they abducted by extraterrestrial beings and kept in a vacuum for the past 13 years?
Gillian Anderson is still as resplendent as the day we first fell head over heels for her:
Amidst the deluge of images was one very interesting one which shows Mulder laying a loving peck on Scully's cheek. Naturally this sent the internet into a frenzied "ARE THEY AN ITEM?! PLEASE LET IT BE!". . .:
A sentiment captured perfectly by Buzzfeed:
But, was this show of affection scripted, or is it Duchovny simply pleased to be on set with his old cohort again? Well, I want to believe in the former! Let's have less sexual tension please and more romance. Thanks. Or would that ruin the aesthetic?
But What of the Plot?
In an interview with EW Radio, Duchovny waxed lyrical about what he believes we were expected to see in the impending reboot:
"I know there are only six [episodes] so there’s going to be a mixture of stand alones—what we always called monster of the week episodes—and the mythology.
Which is basically what this series always was, which is a mix of those things, and even in this limited version there’s going to be that mix.
How many mythology shows? I don’t know. I imagine two or three, but I’m really just speculating—I don’t know.
I think we are going to continue on with the mythology as it was, but obviously this is new and we’re going to try and teach an old dog new tricks too so we’ll see. I’m the old dog.”
So now this leaves the question: will they re-enter past story lines, or will we be dealing with completely new monsters? The truth is most definitely out there, and shall be revealed on Jan. 24, 2016.
(Sources: Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Vulture, The X-Files via Twitter & Facebook, Images courtesy of R Chiang/Splash News/Corbis)