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Animated comedy spinoff of The X-Files in development but will be missing David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

A new spin-off of The X-Files is in development, focusing on the stories of an office full of misfit agents — but it won’t look much like the original 90s series.

An animated comedy spinoff of X-Files is in development at Fox, dubbed the “X-Files’ B-team”.

Titled The X-Files: Albuquerque, the upcoming series will ditch David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and will focus on an all new “office full of misfit agents” who investigate cases that are “too wacky, ridiculous or downright dopey”.

Original creator Charles Carter is onboard to executive produce with Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko who will also write the script.

As animated comedy reboots continue to gain popularity, like CBS’s Star Trek: Lower Decks, the project is not Fox’s first attempt at a supernatural comedy series following on from 2017’s Ghosted starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson as paranormal investigators.

The X-Files ran for nine seasons from 1993 – 2002, and inspired two feature films in 1998 and 2008 before returning for two revival…

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