The X-Files could soon return for a new generation of fans on FOX. A new comedic animated series, set in the universe of the original sci-fi live-action show, would focus on an entirely new set of characters in New Mexico.
“The network is developing a comedic, animated take on the beloved series that will focus on a new set of characters — a B-team of agents working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The potential series is called The X-Files: Albuquerque and centers on an office of misfit agents who investigate cases too wacky, ridiculous or dopey for Scully and Mulder. The concept is similar to that of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Lower Decks, which focuses on low-level Federation workers.”
A script for the potential series has been ordered, and Chris Carter will executive produce the project alongside Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko.
This wouldn’t be the first time that X-Files characters have been animated on FOX. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson played their iconic characters, FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (pictured), in a 1997 installment of The Simpsons, while The X-Files was still airing.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The X-Files? Would you watch this new animated series if it arrives on FOX?