A new leaked script reveals details about The X-Files premiere title and plot.
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According to a fan website XFiles News, a leaked "callsheet" from The X-Files reboot set revealed that the premiere episode will be titled My Struggle and is written by series creator Chris Carter.
There will apparently be two flashback scenes involving "sharp medical tools pressed into men, women and children" and a "clean-shaven doctor (played by Giacomo Baessato) inoculating abductees with alien blood."
In this same location there will be two non-flashback scenes that involve Sveta (played by Annet Mahendru), a victim of alien abduction. The scenes show "Sveta on a table screaming as a fetus was lifted and a dead alien full of bullets."
The premiere will feature a shot at the parking garage of the North Shore Winter Club, which features both Scully and Mulder and he's waiting for her by the description of the scene.
Here are some more interesting bits leaked from the episode's script.
Besides David Duchovny being #1 on the call sheet and Gillian being #2, and Mahendru and Baessato being confirmed part of the call sheet, we also see Sandy Da Costa as an Alien, Melissa Stubbs as a stunt coordinator and Samara Stubbs as stunts abducted child. Mike Mitchell as a stunt abducted man, and Carol Jackson as a stunt abducted woman.
Joel McHale was on hold, meaning that only if they were forced to change plans he would be called to set, and Rance Howard, playing an Old Man was scheduled for fittings. Steve Kiziak and Christine Knight were called in as stand-ins for David and Gillian, respectively.
A picture from the crew's night shooting scenes in Ashcroft, Columbia, shows a flying saucer embedded in the ground, and the scene looks like a UFO crash site.
The Vancouver Sun reported that Ashcroft, with its semi-desert terrain, may be standing in for Roswell, New Mexico, a supposed UFO crash site, which is a big part of the X-Files mythology.
So, going by all the leaked details, we can conclude that Mulder and Scully will investigate an alien abduction case in the premiere episode, which will air on 24 January 2016 on Fox.
The six-episode season counts as the show's 10th season, and will air 13 years after the show ended.
"I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," Carter said in a statement when the new series was announced. "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories."