Irish viewers can catch the new series of The X-Files on RTE just two days after US audiences.
The new series, starring original co-stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Agents Mulder and Scully, will kick off on RTE2 on Tuesday 26 January.
Fans have waited more than 13 years for the next small screen instalment after the series wrapped although there have been two movies in the interim.
Episode one My Struggle will broadcast on Tuesday 26 January and episode two Founder’s Mutation will air the following evening, Wednesday 27 January.
This Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show returns with six new episodes in total, including a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the show’s mythology.
Mitch Pileggi also resumes his role as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors.
Early reviews of the new series have been lukewarm at best, but are based on just the first episode.
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Now that Hillary Clinton has promised to "get to the bottom" of Area 51 if she becomes President, and says that aliens may have visited earth already, could there be any more apt moment for a return of The X Files? After nine series, the sci-fi horror ended in May 2002, and wistful rumours of its return have been doing the rounds ever since.