The future of The X-Files, which ended with its 11th season almost five years ago, was supposed come from series creator Chris Carter in the form of The X-Files: Albuquerque, but now the next evolution of the series will be in the hands of Ryan Coogler.
With the animated spin-off now officially dead at Fox, Coogler will step in and reboot the series. This comes from the original series creator Chris Carter who made the revelation during an interview with the On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko podcast to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The X-Files.
During the interview, Carter stated, “I just spoke to a young man, Ryan Coogler, who is going to remount The X-Files with a diverse cast. So he’s got his work cut out for him, because we covered so much territory.”
The original series aired nine seasons (202 episodes) from 1993-2022, but unexpectedly return from 2016-2018 for a 10th and 11th season. The series also released two feature films The X-Files and The X-Files: I Want to Believe with the former releasing during the original run and the latter dropping six years after the original run’s ending.
The reboot if obviously in the early stages of development so not much else is known. This includes where the series would air. The likely answer is Hulu, as the original network home Fox and 20th TV are no longer part of the same company following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Revivals such as Futurama and King of the Hill set up at Hulu in recent years.
Coogler is a two-time Oscar nominated filmmaker who got his start with Fruitvale Station in 2013, but has gone on to work on films such as Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Creed.
While we all will miss the likes of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Mulder and Scully, we imagine Ryan will be able to bring a new diverse and original take on the classic sci-fi series.
As big fans of the series, we will have all the comings and goings featured on Capes and Tights so stay tuned! Until then here is something to get you by.