X-Files creator says reboot is being developed by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler

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29 Mar 2023, 08:33

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It doesn’t seem possible, but The X-Files turns 30 years old this year. And now it looks like it is set to get a reboot, with series creator Chris Carter revealing that Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is developing a new take on the hit sci-fi series. 

The show originally aired in September 1993 and ran until 2001, before coming back for two more seasons in 2016 and 2018. It famously starred Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, who together pulled out all the stops as FBI special agents to investigate and get to the bottom of inexplicable paranormal cases. 

Two feature films were also released. In 1998, the first movie, simply titled The X-Files, hit cinemas, and then The X-Files: I Want to Believe, was released in 2008, six years after the original television run had ended.

In an interview with Canadian radio show On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko, original series creator Carter said (via Variety): “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.”

At this stage, there is no further information about when or where the show would air. 

A couple of years ago, Carter was reportedly producing an animated X-Files spin-off for Fox, called The X-Files: Albuquerque, which was set to follow misfit agents investigating cases too ridiculous for Mulder and Scully. But this project is reportedly no longer moving forward.

Ryan Coogler wrote and directed the two massively popular and acclaimed Black Panther films: the 2018 original, and 2022’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. He also worked on the Creed movies with Michael B. Jordan