Exclusive: New X-Files Series In Development

The latest Giant Freakin Robot exclusive has it that a The X-Files series is currently in development and we could be getting a new one soon.

By Doug Norrie | Updated

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From the mid-90s until the early 2000s, if you had a problem with things going bump in the night, unexplained phenomena, or large-scale government conspiracies there was no better duo to call than Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. They didn’t mess around in these areas and were able to help make The X-Files one of the more intriguing shows over the course of a decade. Well, now we could be returning to this world, though the original folks might not be taking part. The latest Giant Freakin Robot exclusive from our trusted and proven source has it that there is a new The X-Files series currently in development. Alien abductions are about to get cool again. 

Details around this The X-Files series are light at the moment with the series apparently in the very early stages of development. It would seem unlikely to bring the main players in David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back into the mix now if the show is getting fully rebooted. The two were obviously excellent in the roles over the years and even starred in the standalone move that came out in 2008. But considering the new wave of content hitting streamers these days, it would likely be in the cards to either fully reboot this series, almost like a do-over, or have the next story act as something like a sequel. We will have to see on that front as more information comes our way. 

The X-Files ran for 11 seasons on Fox from 1993 to 2002. Created by Chris Carter, the show follows the investigations by Mulder and Scully who are often tasked with looking into strange occurrences that could be linked to supernatural events. The pair of Duchovny and Anderson is a big reason the series worked with the former being a belief in things, not of this world and the other acting as sort of an anchor. Anderson’s Scully is a doctor who deals with the straight-up facts around a case while Duchovny’s Mulder wants to believe that there are sometimes more answers in the beyond. The series had a definitively creepy element to it throughout and was also able to pull on much larger threads throughout its run. 

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That’s because the other big aspect that came into play with The X-Files was the idea of government conspiracies and coverups specifically around the existence of aliens. Because Mulder’s sister was abducted at a young age, he grew up believing it had been aliens and that set him on a path of discovery, wanting to know what happened to her. It leads down the deepest of rabbit holes with characters like The Smoking Man, The Lone Gunmen, The Syndicate, X, and others who are wrapped up in this thing. It made for a fascinating series one that truly did make you, like Mulder, want to believe in these things. 

With a new The X-Files series we would likely see it headed to either Disney+ or Hulu. After the purchase of 21st Century Fox, Disney now owns the rights to the show. It’s in their hands and could take it a number of different directions.