“The X-Files” series creator Chris Carter says he’s given “Black Panther” and “Creed” filmmaker Ryan Coogler his blessing for the proposed new incarnation of “The X-Files” franchise.

Announced just under a year ago, Carter himself revealed the news back then that Coogler was working on such a project but it wasn’t clear if it was a ground-up reboot, another revival, a legacy sequel, or something else.

He did say the plan was to “remount ‘The X-Files’ with a diverse cast” at the time. Carter will not be involved with the series, his last involvement being the two-season revival on Fox from 2016-2018.

Speaking with The Wrap this week, Carter says of the new incarnation:

“I’m honored that they came to me and asked me, not for my permission, but my blessing. I’m curious. It’s not the easiest show to write because of the subject matter. It’s not like Law & Order where you have the crime of the week. You have to imagine ‘what if’ and that ‘what if’ is oftentimes hard to tackle.”

One thing the show will have a very difficult task of doing is recapturing the chemistry between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson which Carter says was key to its success: “If it weren’t for that relationship, and the actors who portrayed Mulder and Scully, the show would not have been the hit it became.”

Don’t expect the stars back though, Anderson, in particular, says the revival’s ending closed out on “such an unfortunate note” and she’d only come back if there were “a whole new set of writers and the baton would need to be handed on for it to feel like it was new and progressive.”

Source: The Wrap

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