Along with the premiere dates, the network has also released a new poster for the Gillan Anderson-David Duchovny sci-fi series and a new trailer for the Conni Britton-led drama about first responders.
The 10-episode 12th season of The X-Files will premiere at 8 p.m. and pick immediately after the events of the last season, which kicked off the reboot of the classic series. Chris Carter is returning to oversee the continuing story of FBI partners turned best friends turned parents Mulder and Scully.
“When we start the [new]season, it will pick up right where the season finale from the last season left off,” then-Fox Entertainment president David Madden told a group reporters following the executives’ panel at the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour over the summer. “So it’s that big – if you remember the ending, with the helicopters [circling]. It takes you right from there. We will then get launched into a very urgent adventure that will have a lot to do with William, Mulder and Scully’s kid. The search for William will thread through the show.”
At 9 p.m., Murphy’s newest show “explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.”
The new trailer, in contrast to the previous one, takes a much more somber tone, delving into not just the intense rescue missions the first responders have to attend to, but also the toll it takes on their already messy personal lives.
See the new X-Files poster and 9-1-1 trailer below.