The X-Files Won\’t Be Reviving the Peacock Family

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Here’s a bit of disappointment for X-Files fans, the Peacock Family won’t be revived in the six episode season as originally rumored.

When the title of the second episode of the new season was revealed, people believed that “Home Again” could be a sequel to the classic episode “Home”. Entertainment Weekly says it’s not:

” And sorry, internet, but you’re wrong: The second episode, entitled “Home Again,” won’t be a sequel to the infamously queasy horror opus “Home,” a lunatic love story about deformed, inbred children and the limbless mother they keep under their bed.

While you can expect to see some old faces (including Mitch Pileggi as FBI boss Skinner and William B. Davis as the nefarious Cigarette Smoking Man), don’t expect to see the same old monsters. “We’re not going to reboot any of the old favorites, although it was something we all thought about,” says Carter. “These are all brand new stories. We hope to scare you in brand new ways.””

The six-episode X-Files revival will debut in January following the NFC Championship game on Fox. With or without the Peacock Family, fans are going to love seeing Mulder and Scully back in action.