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Fans cheer during “The X-Files” premiere at NYCC, cast and crew discuss returning to the show

One of the standout moments from this year’s New York Comic Con event was the debut of the new “X-Files” series. A select group, consisting of the show’s cast and crew of the upcoming series, attend NYCC this year to met with fans and promote the return of the franchise. FOX even screened the first episode, which was met with thunderous applause from the crowd.

It was standing-room-only for “The X-Files” if you found yourself sequestered away at the Javits Cener this weekend. After the screening Chris Carter, the creator of the series and its current executive producer, hosted a panel alongside David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi. The panel itself was hosted by Kumail Nanjiani, longtime fan and guest-star of the original series on FOX.

If you were unable to attend the event, FOX did release a few clips from the panel. We’ve collected them in the playlist below for our readers. The cast and crew discussed why it was the perfect time for the show to return to primetime after such a long break, and even left a few clues about Mulder & Scully’s personal and working relationship with one another.

THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993 and ran for nine-seasons. Before it ended the show earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award. The original series followed FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases labeled “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.

Now Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX will premiere an entirely new chapter of THE X-FILES in a six-episode event series. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are reprising their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.