Spotlight: NYCC 2015 - The X-Files Press Room + Exclusive Photos

The X-FilesOn Saturday, October 10th, the last press room of the day at New York Comic Con I attended was for The X-Files on FOX. The long awaited revival premieres January 24, 2016. Following are videos with the cast and crew, as well as transcripts from the interviews, and of course photographs. Information about the series can be found at the end.

FOX Press Room
The X-Files

Creator/Executive Producer Chris Carter
Stars David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi, Guest Star Kumail Nanjiani

Note that I got as many photos as I could, but as with some of the other press rooms, they started roundtable interviews before the pressline/photoline was finished.

Chris Carter

Chris Carter      Highlights:

  On how the revival
      happened and why now

  *  On how the mythology is

  *  On new technology and
      bringing the show out of
      the 90s

  *  On servicing the fans vs.
      new viewers

  *  On Tad O'Malley

  *  On tonal shift

  *  On returning characters

  *  On audience reaction
      & a new generation of fans

  *  On the idea of more
      episodes or revivals

  *  On a new take on the

  *   And more

  Read the transcript and watch the interview

David Duchovny

David Duchovny      Highlights:

*  On what's different & the
      same compared to before

  *  On being protective of Mulder

  *  On ripping the "I Want to
      Believe" poster

  *  On processing the
      importance of the show
      to fans

  *  On how the popularity has
      affected his life

  *  On how he feels being back

  *  On what still challenges him

  *  On seeing fans dressed
      as Mulder

  *  On there being a new
      generation of fans

  *  On the possibility of
      new episodes

  *  And more

  Read the transcript and watch the interview

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi      Highlights:

  On watching the premiere
      with the live audience

  *  On improvising lines

  *  On the amount of episodes
      he appears in

  *  On coming back to set & if
      there was a sense of déjà vu

  *  On Skinner's life since we
      last saw him

  *  On if he needed to revisit the
      old series

  *  On if he can separate
      himself from it when
      watching the show

  *  On what surprised him
      or was different

  *  On the timeless quality
      of the series

  *  And more

  Read the transcript and watch the interview

Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani      Highlights:

  On moderating the panel &
      being nervous

  *  On confusing questions at
      the panel

  *  On continuity & accuracy in
      the new series

  *  On the Mulder/Scully

  *  On his podcast

  *  On his role in the new series

  *  On challenges in his role

  *  On why he thinks the show
      is still around

  *  And more

  Read the transcript and watch
  the interview

Also if you haven't already, check out more The X-Files with highlights and photos from the panel and premiere.


From the Press Release:

Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Asst. Dir. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee. The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN. Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully  and Mulder, as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. 

THE X-FILES is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ten Thirteen Productions. Chris Carter is the creator and executive producer of the series. Glen Morgan also serves as an executive producer.

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