X-Files season 10 trailer: New series teaser hints at return of The Smoking Man

'We’ve never been in more danger'

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Having gone unsought for 13 years, the truth is apparently still out there, with The X-Files set to return in January for a six-episode mini-series on FOX.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and are both picking back up their respective roles of Mulder and Scully, and last night the first trailer dropped in between the TV broadcast of Gotham and Minority Report.

“They police us and spy on us…tell us that makes us safer…we’ve never been in more danger,” warns Mulder, suggesting that the mass surveillance of society might be tied into the new series’ plot.

There are a few nods to the old seasons in there for fans, including Mulder kicking his “I Want to Believe” poster from his office and a close-up of a hand clutching a cigarette - certainly confirmation of the return of The Smoking Man.

The mini-series follows 2008’s film spin-off The X Files: I Want to Believe, and arrives on 24 January 2016.

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