It really just seems to show us everything we’ve seen before: ominous dialogue; dire, vague warnings from sources; and flashbacks to urgent looking 50’s-era soldiers and government workers. All of those things taken together were sufficient to entertain for, oh, say … eight years or so. But by the time we reached Season 9, the show really suffered from what seemed like endlessly recycled tropes and story arcs.
If the show does take new directions, as it needed to before it was cancelled, then it will need time to develop. The January “miniseries” will only be six episodes to start with. And I thought I read elsewhere that Chris Carter intends some of those to go to the popular “monster-of-the-week” eps that had nothing to do with the overarching mythology.
Nor do I think our main characters will be reunited with the Cigarette Smoking Man. We do not see the face of (priceless) actor William B. Davis. It’s only a hand, and it looks like a young man’s hand. I’m betting we see him only in flashback.
See what you think from the trailer below. (It’s in two parts.)
I know this is probably non sequitur, but if you love Davis’ work the way I do, then please check out his supporting role in the criminally underrated thriller, “The Tall Man” (2012).