This evening, a 6-episode miniseries rebooting the much-loved television sci-fi drama The X-Files premieres on Fox. Alas, it’s not for Agents Mulder and Scully, nor spooky depictions of the supernatural that we’ll be watching.
No, the real star of The X-Files reboot will be Agent Dana Scully’s 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum, which has accepted a prominent role transporting the FBI Special Agent from site to site throughout the series. More Ford Motor Co. products are slated to appear throughout The X-Files season as well, including the Escape crossover, a Mustang, and a black Taurus sedan.
“Pairing the vehicle that set the bar for SUVs with the show that set the standard for sci-fi television is a great relationship,” says Ford Marketing Manager of SUVs and Technology Ginger Kasanic. “To be a part of an iconic television show that is so technology-centric is a perfect fit for Explorer – a vehicle loaded with driver-assist technology.”
The X-Files reboot is scheduled to premiere tonight, January 24th, at approximately 10pm Eastern Time, 7pm Pacific (time subject to change due to NFC Championship game). Agent Scully’s Ford Explorer Platinum, however, won’t appear until part two of the premiere at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Monday, January 25th.