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Ryan Coogler May Be Developing a "Diverse" Version of the 'X-Files'
In an interview with CBC’s On The Coast, X-Files creator Chris Carter shared that Ryan Coogler had interest in revamping the franchise.
Ryan Coogler could be joining the X-Files universe. In a recent interview with CBC's On the Coast, series creator Chris Carter shared that the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director was looking to “remount” the franchise.
“I just spoke to a young man, Ryan Coogler, who is going to remount The X-Files with a diverse cast," Carter told On the Coast host Gloria Macarenko. "So he’s got his work cut out for him, because we covered so much territory."
It was previously reported that the former Fox show was going to have an animated adaptation, titled The X-Files: Albuquerque, although it's unclear whether plans are still in effect. While Coogler's version may see new lead actors, original star David Duchovny said he would be interest if himself and former costar Gillian Anderson were both able to return.
"For me, it was always there's no show unless it's Chris and Gillian, so I don't know," Duchovny told ComicBook.com last December, also referring to X-Files creator Chris Carter. "Personally, for me, the X-Files that I'm involved in consists of Chris Carter, myself, and Gillian, so I haven't spent time trying to think about a different version of that, and I don't know that I will."
The original X-Files aired from 1993 to 2002, later having a two-year revival from 2016 to 2018. During portions of X-Files' final seasons, actor Robert Patrick stepped in as Scully's new partner Doggett, although Duchovny returned for final episodes, also 2008 film The X-Files: I Want to Believe.