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.

Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose
Source: Screen Crush

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.

The X-Files Reboot Trailer

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.

He added:

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.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny attend The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny And Gillian Anderson On "The X-Files" at The Paley Center for Media on October 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/WireImage)
Photo by Rommel Demano/WireImage

It’s possible that FOX was indeed planning to do a spin-off, but decided against moving it foward because they want to do more episodes starring original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

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.

Source: TV Line via /FILM.

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