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Check out This Awesome Animated X-Files Teaser

Mulder, Scully, the Smoking Man—they're all here in this very cool animated teaser for The X-Files six-episode event series. The spot aired during last night's episode of Gothamand it brilliantly teases the two-night season premiere by rendering in beautifully stylized animation a lot of what we loved about the original show. (If you're interested in why they chose this specific color palette for the animation, click here). So what do we love about The X-Files? The will they/won't they, love/hate relationship between Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), the shadowy figures constantly orbiting them (none more so than William B. Davis, reprising his role as the “Smoking Man”), and the threat of something truly sinister, and supernatural, befalling our leads. By bringing together smart writers (remember, Vince Gilligan wrote for the original X-Files), great actors, and top-notch filmmakers in every department of the crew, creator/executive producer Chris Carter created probably the great sci-fi series of the 1990s.

This new six-episode event series picks up thirteen years after the original series run. Joining the aforementioned characters from the first series, including key figures like FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), Carter has assembled a new cast that includes Robbie Amell (The Flash), Joel McHale (Community), Lauren Ambrose (Dig, Six Feet Under), Annabeth Gish (The Bridge), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Annet Mahendru (The Americans), and Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords).

The two-Night season premiere begins on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 10:00-11:00 PM ET, following the NFC Championship Game, then again on Monday, Jan. 25, at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT.

Check out the animated teaser here:

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