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New season of ‘The X-Files’ returns on Star World Premiere HD on 30 Jan

MUMBAI: Star World Premiere HD gears up to premiere the new season of one of the longest-running sci-fi shows ‘The X-Files’, which had started back in 1992.

‘The X-Files: Event Series’ marks the return of the show after a gap of 13 years. Along with the series, lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will also be making their return as the show’s couple Mulder and Scully.

‘The X-Files: Event Series’ will premiere on 30 January at 9 pm on Star World Premiere HD and will continue to air every Saturday at the same time.

The show that defined the sci-fi genre across the globe follows the personal and professional lives of Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), now former FBI agents. 13 years ago, Agents Mulder and Scully sought to uncover the ‘X-files’—the marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena.

Earlier a skeptic, Dana later becomes a reluctant believer as she, along with Fox, works on pursuing the truth. Reversing gender stereotypes, Fox, on the other hand, was seen as a thorough believer throughout the series. The 2016 series ‘The X-Files: Event Series’ will be seen bringing an edge of contemporariness combined with nostalgia as Mulder and Scully once again find themselves amid a newer government conspiracy that is more in tune with the current times.

Franchise creator Chris Carter said, “In 2002 when we went off the air, the world looked to government to protect them and us. It was not a time when people wanted to discuss government conspiracies. They were only looking at foreign conspiracies and terrorist conspiracies, so when we departed the world was one way. We are now looking at a world that is now upside down from that period, when governments are now suspect. ‘The X-Files’ now approaches some of these modern issues in a way that it incorporates them in a brand-new look at government conspiracy, really a hard 90-degree turn.”

Duchovny said, “I love doing the show. It’s a great show. I like the character. I like trying to figure out how to play him. Go back to the beginning, I always liked his willingness. It was like Don Quixote. He was just going to keep on trying to win, trying to prove it. And I like that. There’s something beautiful in that.”

Anderson said, “I think I was mostly looking forward to working with David. We’ve become friends over the years in the interim, and I knew that we’d probably have a good time. I also think I really liked the idea of being able to give something to the fans that they were wanting. The show used to have a mix of mythology and monster of the week and comedy episodes, and that’s exactly what we give the audience in these six.”