With paranormal trendsetter The X-Files having been scooped up by The House of Mouse during the FOX acquisition, it was clear the property wouldn't sit dormant for long. While the adventures of Mulder and Scully came more or less to an end following the eleventh season in 2018, there are still plenty of more X-Files tales to tell. At least the Mouse thinks so, as the newly rebranded 20th Television has announced plans for an animated comedy spin-off, The X-Files: Albuquerque.
The pitch, such as it is, borrows from the recent Star Trek: Lower Decks, with the focus on X-Files agents not named Mulder and Scully (or even Doggett and Reyes). A rag tag group, they investigate cases not spooky or conspiracy laden enough for the department's key players to look into. Chris Carter is back as executive producer, with Jeremy Sosenko (Movie 43) and Rocky Russo (Paradise PD) also attached.
So what do fans want from a comedic, animated X-Files show? The series was as infamous for defying genres and dabbling in comedy as it was for its tales of alien invasion and scary monsters. But there are a few things we absolutely cannot do without. Here's what we're hoping to see on The X-Files: Albuquerque.
Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.