About a year ago, it was revealed that “The X-Files” creator, Chris Carter, revealed that 20th Television and Ryan Coogler are developing a new version of the classic show.

“The X-Files” is about FBI agents Scully and Mulder, who seek out to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien encounters and abductions, and just about everything else among the paranormal.  The original series starred The series debuted in 1993 and ran for thirteen seasons, with two TV spin-offs and two theatrical film releases.

Ryan Coogler’s production company Proximity Media has a five-year overall deal with Disney and he has been behind the Marvel Studios “Black Panther” films and the “Rocky” spin-off “Creed” films, in addition to working on the upcoming Disney+ Marvel shows, “Ironheart” and “Eyes Of Wakanda”.

Recently, Chris Carter, the creator of the original “X-Files” series, opened a new art exhibit at the Legacy West Media Gallery in Los Angeles for a limited period and was asked by The Wrap about the upcoming reboot.  He was asked if he is involved in the new show, to which he replied:

I wouldn’t. Only as a cheerleader. They don’t need my blessing. 20th Century Fox and Disney owns the show. They are free to do with it what they believe. I’m honored that they came to me and asked me, not for my permission, but my blessing.

And while the series is still in the early stages of development, Chris was asked if he had spoken with Ryan Coogler about the reboot, to which he replied:

I’m not supposed to be talking about it, according to Disney. But I’ll tell you, yes. I’ve had a conversation with him. Yes, he likes to go with a diverse cast. And he’s got some good ideas.

No other details on the upcoming “X-Files” reboot have been announced yet, but Chris did reveal that that is is still going to check out the new series when it eventually airs, saying”

 I’m curious. It’s not the easiest show to write because of the subject matter. It’s not like “Law & Order,” where you have the crime of the week. You have to imagine “what if” and that “what if” is oftentimes hard to tackle.

While we wait for the new version of “The X-Files”, the original series is available to stream now on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States and on Disney+ around the world.

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Roger Palmer

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