When you’re an “X-Files” fan, you will always seek the truth in this conspiracy-laden world.
Now, a new rumour regarding the show has surfaced online, revealing that a spin-off series was considered, but never materialised.
Sounds like a conspiracy theory, doesn’t it?
Well, TV Line has a wilder conspiracy theory. Instead of recruiting agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully again, the spin-off would have focused on Mills and Einstein, the new alien-hunting FBI agents that will be played by “The Flash” star Robbie Amell and “Six Feet Under” star Lauren Ambrose in the forthcoming “X-Files” reboot.
It was even suggested the upcoming reboot series is doubled as a backdoor pilot for the potential spin-off.
However, TV Line noted that the spin-off may have “gone the way of the Smoking Man” (Meaning: Dead, but could come back to life).
But to be fair, Carter never deny nor confirm the notion of a potential spin-off being developed. During the recent New York Comic-Con, Carter denied that “actors are being deliberately written for a spinoff”, adding that the pair’s contracts do not indicates a potential spin-off.
People can speculate, but (their pacts) weren’t negotiated that way.
But of course, you should know that the truth could still be out there.
After all, their short-lived “Lone Gunmen” spinoff wasn’t really successful. Their attempt to replace the Mulder/Scully dynamic with a new pair in the 8th and 9th seasons of the show also fell flat.
“The X-Files” reboot event series is slated to be released on 24th January 2016. Amell and Ambrose will appear in one of the 6 episodes as agents Mills and Einstein.