When Gillian Anderson characterized the upcoming revival of "The X-Files" as "like comfort food" to fans, she may have been underselling its level of devotion to the original series.
The six-episode miniseries received its world premiere at MIPCOM in Cannes, France, where it was received enthusiastically by the audience, which cheered as the credits rolled. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, "perhaps the biggest applause came earlier, when the opening credits — with 'The X-Files' trademark intro music — hit the screen."
That's perhaps because series creator Chris Carter went with what he -- and fans -- knew: the opening credits as they first appeared in 1993.
“We thought about doing some changes to the original credits, but then it seemed like sacrilege,” he said. “Those credits were on 202 episodes. They belong on these next six.”
Also starring David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi, "The X-Files" returns Jan. 26 on Fox.