21-Minute X-Files Re-Opened Featurette Picks Up With Mulder & Scully

Mythology, aliens, and love! Oh my! The X-Files revival series from Fox is closer than ever and thanks to a new featurette we’ve got a better idea of what to expect.

This new video delves into how much the world at large has changed since the series went off the air in 2002 but what about Mulder and Scully?! Creator Chris Carter got some fans riled with this bit:

Mulder and Scully for nine years had a platonic relationship. Even though we suggest that they have a child together, we never saw them as a couple until the second movie where we saw them definitely together. When we come back to them in the new series we will have been honest to their relationship previously but we now find them in another state. Seven or eight years have elapsed, time has been difficult for the relationship. We will investigate what’s happened in that time.

Fans have started the #PlatonicActivity hashtag to poke fun at the idea that Mulder and Scully weren’t totally into each other. Meanwhile, star Gillian Anderson described their relationship perfectly in my mind: “Huge intimacy and appreciation and yet frustration. But still love and care and potential.”

Are you excited to see the gang back together?

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