X-Files Albuquerque Animated Spin-off Stuck On Fox
The two-dimensional truth is not out there.
X-Files: Albuquerque – an animated comedy spin-off of the live-action classic — isn’t going ahead at Fox, TVLine has learned. The network, which declined to comment on this story, first announced the development of the project back in August 2020.
News of the Toon offshoot’s demise comes amid excitement that a new iteration of X-Files, guarded by Black Panther‘s Ryan Coogler, is in the works (full story here). However, TVLine has learned that Coogler’s X files would not be for Fox.
X-Files: Albuquerque, of which Chris Carter, the creator of the original series, was executive producing (but not writing/showrun)., shouldn’t be about David Duchovny’s Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Scully. Rather, the ill-fated series would have focused on an office full of mismatched agents investigating X-File cases that are too crazy, ridiculous, or downright stupid for Mulder and Scully to handle.
Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko (Netflix’s Paradise PD) wrote the pilot.
The live action X files ran on Fox for nine seasons (1993-2002), spawned two feature films (1998 and 2008) before finally returning in 2016 for the first two seasons of the revival. In 2018, shortly after the conclusion of Revival season two, then-Fox CEO Gary Newman announced that “at the moment there are no plans for another season”. Newman’s comments followed Anderson, who stated that season 11 (aka the second revival season) featured her swan song as Scully.
However, Carter wasn’t ready to declare the franchise dead and buried. “I can’t imagine not having more X files, in some form,” he told TVLine at the time. “I think there are many more stories to tell and ways to tell them. I am leaving this as a huge cliffhanger and Gillian has announced that she is not coming back. hardcore X files Fans know the show didn’t really have an ending.”
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