The X-Files, a popular sci-fi series that ran from 1993 to 2002, might make a comeback soon, as revealed by its creator Chris Carter during a recent podcast appearance. According to Carter, Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther, is developing a reboot of the series, which may feature a diverse cast of paranormal investigators.
The new series may air on Hulu, as 20th Television, the current owner of The X-Files, is no longer part of the same corporate group as Fox.
Carter admitted that Coogler has a challenging task ahead of him, as the original series covered much ground. “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.”
Carter also mentioned that he has yet to decide whether David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully roles.
In addition to The X-Files, Carter wrote the script for a 1998 X-Files movie and directed and co-wrote a sequel in 2008. He also oversaw two revivals of the show, a six-episode “event series” in 2016 and an eleventh season with ten episodes in 2018.
Ryan Coogler, currently working on a Wakanda spinoff for Disney+, recently enjoyed the success of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which premiered in 2022. While there has been no official announcement, many fans expect a Black Panther 3 to be in the works.
For fans of The X-Files, the potential return of the iconic series is exciting news. It remains to be seen what Coogler has planned for the new series, which may introduce a new roster of paranormal investigators.