Media Release: Thursday, April 16, 2015
The X-Files sighted on Presto
The Truth is in there, along with a host of other hit TV series and movies landing in April
The X-Files, an award winning science fiction series and one of the most successful television programs of the 90s, lands on Presto today, with all nine seasons (202 episodes) available to stream on demand.
The news follows recent confirmation that FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) will be returning to screens with a special six-episode limited series, following a 13 year hiatus.
From today, Presto TV and Presto Entertainment offer existing fans of the series, as well as those keen to experience The X-Files for the first time, the chance to watch the series that became a pop culture TV phenomenon and also spawned two movies.
The X-Files delves into the unexplained and implausible stories surrounding alien existence, government conspiracies and the supernatural through the exploits of FBI agents Mulder and Scully. In doing so, The X-Files pushed the boundaries of conventional television and created a mythology all of its own, challenging viewers to believe in its trademark claim that “the truth is out there”.
Known for palpable dramatic tensions at the character level, The X-Files tracks the movements of Agent Mulder, who believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal, and Agent Scully, a sceptic assigned to conduct scientific analyses of Mulder’s discoveries and to debunk his work. Despite contradictory approaches and conflicting ideologies, the involvement of agents Mulder and Scully in a significant event early on in the series see them come to trust only each other.
Both Duchovny and Anderson won Golden Globe Awards for their roles on the series.
Shaun James, Director of Presto and On Demand, said, “The X-Files was ahead of its time and brought a thrilling and reality-questioning epic series of serial-style drama to viewers. We’re proud to bring it into the 21st century for our viewers, who will delight in being able to stream the series and binge all the way through as they “follow all lies that lead to the Truth’”.
Presto TV and Presto Entertainment are making all 202 episodes of The X-Files available to subscribers to watch on demand when and where they want.
For consumers yet to subscribe, Presto is currently offering new customers a free 30-day trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, which includes access to all 9 seasons of The X-Files.
In addition, to coincide with the launch of The X-Files, Presto TV and Presto Entertainment will offer subscribers access to stream a number of other cult TV favourites.
Presto TV and Presto Entertainment subscribers will be able to watch all seven seasons (144 episodes) of fan-favourite Buffy the Vampire Slayer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a young girl on a mission to seek out and destroy vampires, demons and other forces of darkness; Angel, a brooding vampire drama about Angel, a vampire with a soul, and Buffy’s former paramour, who continues the battle against evil forces on the streets of L.A.; and acclaimed series American Horror Story, which features a unique independent mini-series each season that explores a macabre storyline around murder, mystery and the supernatural. Soon after in April, Presto will feature Roswell, which explores a secret universe involving superhuman powers in the small New Mexico town known for alien sightings.
Those TV series join the worldwide cult sensation The Walking Dead, the first 4 seasons having been launched on Presto TV and Presto Entertainment earlier this month.
For Presto Movies and Presto Entertainment subscribers, April has brought popular sci-fi epic Divergent to viewers, with cult horror favourite The Babadook coming next week.