An Animated X-Files Comedy?


“The X-Files” was my first TV love. The mix of sci-fi and mythology–especially the mythology–enchanted me. For a number of years in the late ’90s, “The X-Files” was maybe the third most important thing in my life.

I am not kidding.

The ensuing years have not been kind. Chris Carter revealed he had no plan for the show. The Doggett and Reyes episodes proved that. The subsequent rival in 2016-2017 reinforced it. (I didn’t bother watching the last couple of episodes–a statement that would be unfathomable and offensive to my ’90s self.)

And now, this: An animated “X-Files” comedy is in development.

Here’s how TVLine describes the show:

“… the potential series will center [on] an office full of misfit agents who investigate X-Files cases too wacky, ridiculous or downright dopey for Mulder and Scully to bother with. They’re essentially the X-Files’ B-team.”

Two things:

  1. The whole point of “The X-Files” is that Mulder is THE misfit. There’s no group of misfits. There’s one.
  2. It doesn’t appear Darin Morgan is involved in this new show. An “X-Files” comedy is not an “X-Files” comedy without Morgan.