The truth is, once again, out there.
Black Panther‘s Ryan Coogler is developing a “diverse” reboot of the classic sci-fi drama The X-Files, original series creator Chris Carter said in a recent Canadian podcast.
Carter mentioned the new project in the March 27 edition of On the Coast With Gloria Macarenko, during a segment that celebrated the 30th anniversary of the show (which shot its first five seasons in Vancouver before moving production to California).
“I just spoke to a young man, Ryan Coogler, who is going to remount The X-Files with a diverse cast,” Carter said. “So he’s got his work cut out for him, because we covered so much territory.”
A rep for 20th Television, which produced the original series and its recent two-season revival, declined comment. TVLine has reached out to Coogler and Carter, as well.
In addition, an animated comedy spinoff of the original series received a script and presentation commitment from Fox in August 2020; Carter is attached to executive-produce but not write or serve as showrunner. The X-Files: Albuquerque will follow an office full of misfit agents who investigate X-Files cases too wacky, ridiculous or downright dopey for Mulder and Scully to bother with.
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