In March 2023, X-Files creator Chris Carter indicated that Black Panther franchise director Ryan Coogler was working to “remount” the sci-fi drama. “I just spoke to a young man, Ryan Coogler, who is going to remount ‘The X-Files’ with a diverse cast,” said Carter in an interview with Variety. “He’s got his work cut out for him, because we covered so much territory,” added Carter. Since that interview, word on the project has been kept locked up tightly in the basement office of the FBI but now, Bloomberg has confirmed the reboot is in the works.
According to the site, Coogler, whose Proximity Media signed a 5-year overall deal with Disney in 2021, will produce the new version of the beloved series. The original series ran on Fox 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 produced.
What ties, if any, the new series will have to the original, is unknown. Carter’s Fox series developed a deep and sprawling mythology in a world of unimaginably vast conspiracies…which sounds an awful lot like modern times.