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90s cult television series ‘The X Files’ is getting a reboot

90s cult television series 'The X Files' is getting a reboot

Even if you haven't watched The X Files, you've probably heard of – or even referenced – the cult 90s television series. From its iconic eerie theme music, to its enigmatic leading duo in Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, the show is one of those rare birds in television that took on a life of its own.

In the years since its debut in 1993, the show has achieved cult status amongst fans new and old – particularly as our growing public fascination with conspiracy theories has become more pronounced. So it seems only fitting that news of an X Files reboot is making the rounds.


What is the reboot about?

At this point it remains unclear whether this return to screens will be a continuation of the original series, or a complete reboot. However, back in March, the show's original screenwriter, Chris Carter, made mention on a podcast that he was interested in "remounting" the show with a diverse cast.


Who is involved in the reboot?

What we know so far is that this X Files reboot will be developed by Disney, and helmed by Black Panther and Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler.

As for whether the show's favourite leading duo would return, Gillian Anderson (who played Dana Scully) and David Duchovny (Fox Mulders) have both previously expressed mixed feelings about the idea of a reboot – but have mentioned in interviews past that they would consider it if the other were to get involved.


When and where can I watch it?

The show is in very early stages of production at this point, so we're unlikely to see it hit screens any time soon. Considering Disney is the machine behind the show, we're expecting you'll be able to stream The X Files reboot on their streaming platform, Disney+ when it eventually comes out. But we'll be sure to keep you updated here as more news on where and when to watch the reboot is released.


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