New Pictures from The X-Files Revival Set, Featuring Mulder, Scully, and an Alien Abductee

Thursday, 25 June 2015 - 4:11PM
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Thursday, 25 June 2015 - 4:11PM
New Pictures from The X-Files Revival Set, Featuring Mulder, Scully, and an Alien Abductee
The first visit to the X-Files revival set yielded plenty of juicy bits of information, including the fact that Mulder is "in a dark place" (while Scully, of course, is still put-together), and that they are currently filming an episode at an "abandoned farm" while investigating the case of a possible alien abductee, played by The Americans star Annet Mahendru. Now, new pictures from EW give us a preview into the filming of this episode, as well as Mahendru's guest spot:

New Pictures from the X-Files Revival Set, Featuring Mulder, Scully, and an Alien Abductee

New Pictures from the X-Files Revival Set, Featuring Mulder, Scully, and an Alien Abductee

New Pictures from the X-Files Revival Set, Featuring Mulder, Scully, and an Alien Abductee

New Pictures from the X-Files Revival Set, Featuring Mulder, Scully, and an Alien Abductee

New Pictures from the X-Files Revival Set, Featuring Mulder, Scully, and an Alien Abductee

Community's Joel McHale will also make an appearance in the same episode, as a right-wing radio talk show host who becomes an unlikely ally of Mulder's:

New Pictures from the X-Files Revival Set, Featuring Mulder, Scully, and an Alien Abductee

EW also released a few behind-the-scenes photos, which shows Chris Carter (far right) in a production meeting, and the script for an episode called "My Struggle":

New Pictures from the X-Files Revival Set, Featuring Mulder, Scully, and an Alien Abductee

New Pictures from the X-Files Revival Set, Featuring Mulder, Scully, and an Alien Abductee

"My Struggle" is the first episode of the miniseries, and may very well be the episode that features Mahendru and McHale, although there's no official confirmation of that. I'm not sure what to make of the title, which unsettlingly reminds me of "Mein Kampf." Considering that Carter insisted the miniseries would take the current political landscape into account, it would be pretty hilarious if this was the name of Joel McHale's manifesto, but that's just spitballing at this point. 

The second episode will be called "Home Again," which many believed would be a sequel to the utterly disgusting season four episode, "Home," but Carter confirmed today that none of the one-offs from the original series will return. 

And the third episode will fulfill Carter's promise to include monster-of-the-week episodes as well as serialized mythology episodes, as it's called "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster." The script comes from the mind of Darin Morgan, who is famous for his darkly funny, campy episodes of the original series, which include "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space,'" "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose," and the hilarious killer cockroach episode, "War of the Coprophages." Between Morgan's influence and the ridiculous title, it's safe to say that'll be a funny one.

The X-Files miniseries will debut on Fox with a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 24, and Monday, January 25.
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