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Watch Mulder and Scully get closer to the truth in new X-Files trailer

After 13 years away from the small screen, FBI agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder are coming back to find the truth that's supposedly out there. The X-Files is set to return in January as a six-episode miniseries that picks up after the series ended in 2002, reuniting the duo to search for secrets about aliens, cover-ups, and liver-eating monsters who can squeeze through vents. We've already seen a few shots of the new show, but two new trailers for the reboot aired last night during the latest episodes of Gotham and Minority Report that give us the best idea yet of exactly what Mulder and Scully are up against.

2016's reboot will be the first time Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny reprise their most famous roles since 2008's The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the second movie adaptation of the much-loved TV show. The new clips are full of nods to the old series, showing Mulder kicking his "I Want to Believe" poster from the office he shared with Scully, and a lingering shot of a cigarette that hints at the return of The Smoking Man. But there's also a distinctly modern tinge to the kind of truth the agents are seeking, with references to NSA spying, drones, and constant surveillance. "They police us, spy on us, tell us that makes us safer," an offscreen character says. A grizzled, stubbly Mulder replies: "We've never been in more danger."