Chris Carter, the originator of The X-Files, has been discussing the prospect of expanding the series for a while now. The X-Files: Albuquerque, an animated spinoff comedy series that Carter is slated to produce for Fox, has been developing for five years. As for the franchise’s future, we heard about it back in 2020.

An “office full of misfit agents who investigate X-Files cases too wacky, ridiculous or downright dopey for Mulder and Scully to bother with” will be the focus of that show, according to the synopsis. These agents are essentially the X-Files B-team, it is revealed. As writers and executive producers, Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko are developing that idea.

Now that we know, another X-Files project is in the making. Chris Carter discusses an entirely separate series that director Ryan Coogler is working on during a recent interview with Gloria Macarenko on the show On the Coast. (Creed, Black Panther).

“I just spoke to a young man,” Carter said. Ryan Coogler will remount the X-Files with a diverse ensemble. Since we covered so much ground, he has his job cut out for him.

I’ve never heard of this before, and I’m curious to see what the series might entail. There aren’t any additional details, but as a devoted fan of The X-Files, I can’t help but be interested in what this endeavor might turn out to be.

Ryan Coogler on X-FILES

Director Ryan Coogler of BLACK PANTHER is creating a new X-FILES series
Agents Mulder and Scully can’t stay in the franchise indefinitely, and I know many viewers would be disappointed to see the show go on without them. Although I’d love to see them come back, if there was a creative and intriguing way to continue the franchise without them or with them in a smaller role, I’d be game.

It’s kind of surreal that many of the conspiracies that the initial X-Files series investigated have turned out to be true all these years later!