Last article published: 21 June 2021
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After Seasons 10 and 11, Fox announced it was developing an animated series called X-Files: Albuquerque, which would have been a comedic look at Chris Carter's universe, starring rookie agents who didn't get the juiciest assignments. It was Lower Decks for the X-Files. Earlier this year, they confirmed they were not moving forward with it (gee, despite the success of Star Trek's Lower Decks). I would personally enjoy it, but perhaps comedy takes us too far from the reason the X-Files were a hit. It's hard to do creepy and chilling in a comedy cartoon.
But now, apparently, Ryan Coogler is working on a diversity-driven reboot of the series, which has potential. Coogler has the cred to make this happen and draw viewers in. But it's wayyyy too early to think there's much to this. It's akin to "such and such would like to play whatever character!" click bait. Or is "eyeing" a property more solid than "is interested in"? There's a reason I don't read entertainment news. Can't put a lot of stock into such items.
And you, X-Files fans? Are you interested in a revival, or does the show not work without Mulder and Scully? What's your opinion on franchising the FBI's basement office?