So Fox put out a new trailer for the upcoming revival of The X-Files (which arrives this January). You can watch the trailer below, but in it Mulder utters the line “What if our work, the X-Files, everything we’ve been led to believe in is a lie.”
And it has me scared.
Not because I have some sort of emotional investment in pre-existing show’s mythology, but because it makes me suspect something about the new episodes. I think they’re going to arbitrarily throw out a large chunk of the mythology as a cheat. Rather than put in the work and make things work within the established continuity, the new season may retcon away a lot of great stuff in the effort to make life easier for the writers.
It’s a disappointing thought, and hopefully I’m wrong.