Ryan Coogler Is Eyeing ‘X-Files’ Reboot at Disney

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler utilizes his talents on and off the big screen. This time, he is reviving a well-known show. Reportedly, Coogler is looking into The X-Files, a science fiction series that followed FBI agents as they investigate paranormal cases. The series originally ran for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002 before two additional seasons ran in 2016 and 2018. Two films, The X-Files and The X-Files: I Want to Believe, were also spawned by the series’ sprawling mythology.

The information about the new take on the show came via creator Chris Carter, who explained that Coolger is working on the reboot during an interview celebrating the original show’s 30-year anniversary.

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.

Chris Carter

Coogler and 20th Century Television reps have yet to confirm. The project, which is in early development, falls under Coogler’s five-year deal with Disney. While it’s currently unclear which network might land the series, Variety indicates that Hulu is a strong contender.

Source: Variety

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