For fans who’ve been anxiously awaiting the new “X-Files” resurrection in 2016, FOX is ramping up to a grandiose comeback with a 201-episode complete series marathon starting today. FOX also unveiled a pulse-pounding promo, chockfull of nostalgic throwbacks and a brief glimpse at Mulder and Scully continuing to dig deeper, metaphorically and figuratively, for signs of extraterrestrial life.
The move is a welcome marketing and branding push for the network, which seems to be taking cues from “Seinfeld’s” recent Hulu playbook. It’s a brilliant slow burn to get viewers back into the swing of the series, and FOX will reportedly air one episode per day (in order) until the season premiere arrives on January 24th, 2016.
It’s a massive undertaking, but for those who have been living aimlessly for the past 13 years without aliens, government secrets, or screwball antics taken to perilous depths, let the binge-watching begin, here.