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It's been 13 years since FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully last graced our screens but the alien-fighting duo are back.
Reprising their roles for a new series next week, actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be joined by new characters and old favourites.
This is your refresher course to all things The X-Files, whether you're a die hard fan or yet to delve into the supernatural.
FBI agent Fox Mulder is a long-suffering believer in extraterrestrial life and head of the FBI's X-Files unit which deals with crimes related to paranormal activity.
Mulder is obsessed with his work and uncovering what he believes is a government conspiracy to cover up the truth about alien life - a belief at odds with his sceptical partner, Dana Scully.
He is abducted by aliens, returned to Earth and later fired by the FBI. Tensions with Scully finally boil over and the two start a relationship.
Mulder later goes on the run after he is framed for the murder of a US soldier - around the time Scully falls pregnant with their baby.
The X-Files creator Chris Carter confirmed Mulder and Scully would be estranged in the new miniseries and Mulder would still be in hiding.
FBI agent and forensic pathologist Dana Scully is a sceptic who doesn't believe in the paranormal.
She is hired by the FBI to monitor Mulder and try to debunk his extraterrestrial theories.
The famous redhead has her fair share of trials throughout the show. She is abducted by an ex-FBI mental patient and survives terminal cancer.
Scully doesn't believe in the paranormal until Mulder is briefly abducted by aliens. She falls pregnant despite being declared infertile earlier, and while it is never revealed, Mulder is assumed to be the father.
In the new miniseries, Scully has left the FBI and is working as a doctor in Virginia.
A new character to The X-Files franchise, Tad O'Malley is the anchor of a conservative TV network played by Joel McHale.
He is understood to be modelled off conservative US news anchor Bill O'Reilly.
McHale revealed O'Malley becomes an unlikely ally of Mulder and share his beliefs in the supernatural.
He approaches Scully and Mulder in the new series and asks them to open a new investigation into an alien abduction. There are also rumours he and Scully have a romance.
Walter Skinner is the assistant director of the FBI and supervisor to Scully and Mulder.
He is a sceptic a the start of The X-Files and dislikes Mulder, but comes to change his mind and becomes a close confidant to the agents. He also witnesses Mulder being abducted by aliens.
Skinner is a troubled character and is threatened by government henchmen throughout the series in an attempt to control the FBI and keep alien activity secret.
The Smoking Man
The Smoking Man is a shadowy character and the main X-Files villain. He earned his alias through his chain-smoking habit.
He is a key member of the Syndicate, a government conspiracy who hide the truth of alien existence, and attempt to thwart the work of Scully, Mulder and Skinner.
The Smoking Man's health declines toward the end of the series and he is assumed dead after being assassinated while hiding in Mexico.
The trailer for the revival series shows that Mulder and Scully's villain is alive and well.